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KITLIVING

ELBOW ROOM

From the Wuhan 'handshake', to sneezing

into the inside of your elbow, there's some

great advice in this video on YouTube.

Click the pic to play it.

COMMON SENSE

Peter Pritchard, CEO, Pets At Home:

"Only a small number of people will be

allowed into the shop at any one time, so

please if you absolutely need to shop try

and come by yourself. We must operate

a queuing system outside of the store/

practice. It's Britain, it will rain, so please

do bring an umbrella for when it does."

A group of

specialist

diabetes HCPs

have come

together to

provide support

for people living

with diabetes

during the Covid-19 crisis.

Diabetologist Dr Partha Kar has lead

the response, with six specialist diabetes

nurses, two GPs, as well as a dietitian,

a psychologist and a pharmacist all

whom specialize in diabetes care. Kar,

consultant in diabetes and endocrinology

in Portsmouth and NHS England's

national specialty adviser on diabetes,

told The BMJ that the clinicians wanted

to provide "a credible source of guidance

during what has fast become an

epidemic of misinformation. After seeing

the distress and anxiety people living with

diabetes were experiencing when news of

the Covid-19 outbreak hit, along with the

desire for accurate information, a group

of diabetes healthcare professionals Search @_Diabetes101 and #Covid101

have decided to get together to try and

help as much as possible. We wanted to

alleviate fears around Covid-19 as well as

provide people with a secure base to gain

reassurance from."

The account is operated by two or

three healthcare professionals a day to

answer people's queries. It has been

reaching about 170 000 impressions a

day and has provided direct advice to

hundreds of people since it launched.

As well as providing advice, the account

is facilitating activities and discussions

designed to help reduce people's anxieties

and promote psychological resilience.

Kar added: "The aim is to provide

people with trusted and verified advice,

as well as regular daily activities to

help provide a daily structure, promote

positive health behaviours, and boost

morale during the coronavirus pandemic.

By answering questions, the account

may play a role in reducing some of the

increased burden that diabetes teams

and GP surgeries are currently carrying."

The aim is to provide

people with trusted

and verified advice,

as well as regular

daily activities to

help provide a daily

structure, promote

positive health

behaviours, and boost

morale. - Professor

Partha Kar

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Index

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  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  3. Page 0003
  4. Page 0004
  5. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  6. Page 0006
  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  12. Page 0012
  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  14. Page 0014
  15. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  16. Page 0016
  17. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
  18. Page 0018
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. NHS UK coronovirus information
  23. Second Nature lifestyle behaviour change
  24. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  25. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  26. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  27. Diabetes UK helpline
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  30. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  31. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  32. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  33. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
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  39. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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