ISSUE 126 If you thought the pandemic
might impede progress in the
diabetes care arena, nothing
could be further from the truth.
As this issue shows, there's plenty
of stuff going on generating a heap
of news. I don't think we've ever had
so much news in one issue before.
So much, that we've not had space
for any of our usual interviews, but
they'll be back in the coming issues.
Meanwhile, catch up on tech being
used to stop hypos in the elderly
and meet the new all-in-one Penny
app from Medtronic. There's news
about expansion into the US for
France's Diabeloop artificial insulin
delivery (AID) system as well as
news on a new insulin implant being
investigated. Biomarkers in the eyes
could help people with their diabetes
management, while use of AI could
save limbs from amputation. News
starts on p.4 and goes on to the
middle of the magazine. Look out for
a page of news and info from readers
Food News starts on p.25 with
the usual page of items, followed
by a round up of this autumn's new
openings, new products and new
ventures (p.34) with a deeper look
at one female chef who adapted to
lockdown by moving into freezing
her food for delivery and keeping her
kitchen going (p. 38).
Thrown in for good measure,
there's a quick look at blood pressure
and how to keep it within a healthy
range (p.30) and we also look at why
we all need folic acid (p.26).
Making Carbs Count in this issue
is about those punchy little gems,
capers, complete with recipe.
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The small Print
With our website and monthly online
magazine we aim to bring diabetesrelated
information to anyone who
wishes to read it. Our editorial sections
presently include kit, news, food news
and features. As far as kit is concerned,
we produce listings so you can then
choose what's best for your own
diabetes care. We are not necessarily
recommending products but bringing
you information about them.
We include global news stories
with a local focus on the UK and Irish
markets. Sources are supplied as often
as possible so you can go back and
read the original or fuller reports.
Features are on any and all aspects of
living with diabetes. We tend to focus
on new products and technological
advancements. Sometimes features
are themed specifically for T1D or for
T2D; you can pick what you want to
Adverts are supplied by
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endorse the suppliers or products
involved. If an item is sponsored,
such as the feature or news sections,
then it is written by Desang with
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do have input. Advertorial is stated
as such - it will say 'advertisement
promotion' and may look like the
rest of the magazine's design but it
is written in collaboration with the
advertiser. They get their message
across but with advice and input from
Desang's writers and editors.
Trademark and Copyright symbols
are not included in editorial coverage,
only within adverts. These marks are
not necessarily of interest to readers
and impede the reading experience. If
we included them for every product
covered the pages would be a very
unappealing to read.
We aim to bring you information,
but it's your diabetes. Talk to your
medical team if you have further
questions or concerns. While
we report on products such as
supplements or glycaemic index and
carb-counting as part of diet, it is your
responsibility to find out more if you
We include coverage of all sorts of
foods - soft drinks, chocolate, booze -
as these are part of normal life. We are
not encouraging consumption of these
items, we are bringing you information
about them. You choose what you eat.
We'd include soft drinks as they can
come in handy for treating a hypo, not
necessarily as part of a diabetic diet.
Angela Coffey is a freelance writer with extensive
experience in the healthcare sector. Previously she
edited Diabetes UK's membership magazine, Balance.
Julia Britten is a graphic designer and runs
JBS Print, Design & Websites: www.jbsprint.co.uk
James Anstee is a Marketing Consultant specialising
in social media and content creation through his
business Content 4 Social: www.contact4social.co.uk