IDDT DIABETES STUDY DAY
The day has been confirmed to take place from Northampton General Hospital,
on Tuesday, 12th November, 2013, at the Julian Backhouse, from the Institute of
Kettering Park Hotel, Northamptonshire, Diabetes for Older People (IDOP), Senior
NN15 6XT, from 9am to 4.30pm. Diabetes Specialist Nurse Helen Atkins,
Organised by the InDependent from the University Hospitals of Leicester,
Diabetes Trust (IDDT), a charity which and Consultant Dietician and Nutritionist Dr
cares passionately about diabetes, this is Mabel Blades have already been confirmed
the first in a new series of Diabetes Study as speakers with more lined up.
Days, which aim to inform, inspire and The agenda includes Transforming
educate the healthcare community. These Diabetes Services, with Bernie Stribling, Attendance costs £90 per delegate,
days offer the opportunity to refresh your National Director of the DESMOND including lunch and refreshments.
diabetes knowledge, learn about new programme and Patient Safety, an Online However, book before the end of
developments and share good practice. Education with Senior Diabetes Specialist September for an ‘early bird’ discounted
Speakers confirmed to attend include Nurse Helen Atkins, from the University rate of £80.
Dr Charles Fox, a Consultant Physician Hospitals of Leicester. www.eastmidlandsstudyday.
DIETERS RELY ON APPS ACCU-CHEK
A new study carried out by a mobile
phone comparison website in the UK has
friends or family members trying to lose
weight themselves. COMBO PUMP
revealed that two fifths of Britons rely on
dieting apps on their Smartphones when
attempting to diet/lose weight.
By far the most popular mobile app
designed for aiding weight loss was
MyFitnessPal, which was the preferred
The study by mobile phone choice of 61% of those questioned who
comparison site, polled a total of 1,791 currently used a dieting app.
adults who were currently trying to lose
Travelling & Holiday Guide
weight. Of those questioned, 39% The five highest ranked reasons for using
admitted that they relied heavily on dieting an app emerged as:
and weight loss phone and tablet apps in
order to make informed decisions about 1. Easier to track calories and food intake
food choices, as well as to stay on track at the push of a button (47%)
with weight loss goals. Of these, 87% had
been using a dieting app for at least three 2. Can check calorie content of items
months, and 81% had so far seen more before deciding to eat them (36%)
successful weight loss results through
using dieting apps than they did before 3. Helpful for planning healthy and
starting to use the apps. nutritious meals in advance (32%)
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stated during the poll that they would 4. Helps keep me motivated (24%) For anyone travelling with an Accu-Chek
only download a dieting app to their Combo insulin pump, this is an invaluable
Smartphone that was free of charge. 59% 5. Cheaper and easier alternative to diet guide containing sensible and easy-to-
of those currently using a dieting/fitness books and magazines (18%). access information for safe trips and
app said that they had recommended adventures without mishaps.
downloading a mobile dieting app to www.mobilephonechecker.co.uk