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NEWS

Your stories

News, views and info from Desang Magazine readers

Summer fun OK rehab

Ray Sadoun is a volunteer Addiction

Advocate at OKRehab, a specialist

drug and alcohol treatment provider

that offers inclusive treatment

options both in the community

and residentially. He said, "We've

just given our website a bit of an

overhaul, At OK Rehab, our aim is

to help individuals break free from

the shackles of addiction and find

a treatment that's ideally suited

to their needs. This treatment

is applicable for drug addiction,

alcoholism and process/behavioural

addictions."

www.okrehab.org

Birthday

surprise

David Green has written a biography,

complete with 70 recipes adapted for

people living with diabetes, in which

he shares the ups and downs of living

your dream life while having T1D.

Having learnt to embrace the new

challenges and hurdles facing him

after his Type 1 diagnosis at the age

of 25, Green offers a no-holds-barred

account of coming to terms with

the condition he has now lived with

for 30 years. He went on to enjoy

a successful career travelling the

world as a chef, cooking and enjoying

food. He told us, "It was a goal to

write this book, about my career and

travels and how diabetes changed

my life. I hope it helps, entertains

and interests many diabetics, their

families and friends."

Published by ShieldCrest, "Happy

Birthday ... You're Diabetic!" by David

Green is available in paperback

(£24.99) from Amazon

Black

voices

Tony Kelly sent a PDF of a

report, Black Covid-19 and

in lockdown: In Our Own

Words, by Shane Ward

of the West Bromwich

African Caribbean Centre.

He told us, "Our voices,

experiences, struggles

that are captured in this

worthwhile document."

He also brought to our

attention a series of

webinars aimed at black

people living with diabetes.

Lead by Dr Joan StJohn, the

first one will include DSN

Grace Vanterpool MBE.

©WBACRC 2021 - Black, Covid and in Lockdown: In Our Own Words: The Findings 1

Black, Covid and in Lockdown:

In Our Own Words

A community based research on the thoughts,

feelings and impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown

on Black african diaspora communities in

Sandwell, West Birmingham and the wider West Midlands

Reproduction and use of content inside this report are prohibited without the consent

of West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre. Copyright © 2021

Lena Williams wrote to share her

experiences of going to festivals in

the summer and needing to charge

her Libre while on site. She said, "My

challenge in the summer was nonmains use of

the Libre2 when at a

music festival campsite or similar.

A pocket-sized Freeloader solar

charger connected to the Libre2

reader worked fine and allowed

for at least two charges. It was

good for walking, climbing over

Somerset stiles and so on, I also

found it useful when at home. My

DSN had suggested I use a power

bank like the ones used to charge

smartphones when on the go."

In addition, Williams wrote, "As

the reader beeps every 20 minutes

when its feeling cold, even on one

of the warmest nights of the year,

it needs to be kept deep inside

the sleeping bag to keep it warm.

A small plastic bag with a string

pinned to my pillow stopped it

getting lost (being deaf, I wasn't

kept awake, but my husband was).

Your suggestion to use a 3-pin

to 2-pin converter would be useful

for men who may have a shaver

socket in their facilities but, alas,

campsites don't usually put them in

the female block."

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  13. Dexcom G6 CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  14. diabetes news, GLP-1s, Diabeloop
  15. Abbott Freestyle Libre 2, Flash Glucose Monitoring, FSL2
  16. Roche Diabetes Care
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  20. Abbott Freestyle Libre 2, Flash Glucose Monitoring, FSL2
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  24. Diabetes technology education from Diabetes Technology Network DTN
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