W e use them once then throw
them away... but spare a
thought for your blood test
sensors. They may be small, but they
are mighty. Not only can do those of us
with diabetes use them several times
a day as a matter of routine, but we
trust what they tell us. In our feature
we look at some of the science behind how these strips
(sensors) work. It also explains why those little strips –
while being relatively expensive – are worth every penny.
Some of them even use gold as a conductor to analyse our
blood, so you might have some bling in your blood test
kit! Plus lots of food news and an expose on watercress!
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Two pages of summery munch- When you need a bit of green- A WHO report says children
ing with a worldwide cookbook, ery, now it’s summertime you can are being targeted to eat bad
(we’ll share ours!) some soulfood reach for some worthwhile wa- food. JDRF President visits dia-
pots (scrummy!), some ‘sparking’ tercress. Easy to find and more betes centre in Dundee. Win a
cabbage (indeed!) and a square versatile than you might imagine, Mendor Discreet meter. Watch a
sausage (it’s about time!). we look at it in detail on p. 14. video about basal rate testing.
Published by Desang Ltd the aim of this newsletter is to bring news and information to people living with diabetes. Please check all matters
concerning how you handle your health with your healthcare team. We welcome any feedback on the magazine or ideas for future articles.
Editor: Sue Marshall email@example.com
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