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EDITOR'S COMMENT

Set reminders

Struggling to remember to take your

meds, or need to remind yourself of a

doctor's appointment? Your phone can

alert you in real-time or remind you in

advance of a meeting. A winner if you

know things can slip your mind.

Record convo's

Need to understand or recall conversations

you've had with your healthcare team?

Simply use your phone to record them.

While most healthcare professionals

won't mind, it's best to check first before

you hit the button.

Share info

Most blood test meters come with apps

for your phone, which make it easy to

track your blood sugars and spot any

trends. You can also share these results

with your diabetes team, which makes

things a whole lot easier at review

meetings.

Talk to others

Whether you have a quick question or

want to get to know people in the same

boat as yourself, logging into forums and

using social media can play a part in

helping you to manage your diabetes on

a day-to-day basis.

Identify yourself

Most phones let you input specifics

about yourself, like your blood group,

NHS number, allergies and any medical

conditions you may have. All very helpful if

you find yourself in a medical emergency.

Article resources

* Survey conducted by British Summer Fruits

www.ofcom/decade-of-digital

www.nytimes.com/smarter-living

www.ontrackdiabetes.com/smartphones

www.keepfiteatfit.com

MEET AND NO VEG

Among the many perils of modern

world is office life. If more proof were

needed that work can be bad for you,

with commuting, sitting down all day,

and dealing with bosses and other coworkers,

it is a necessary evil, but a

study has shown the bad eating habits

are part of the problem too.

Research from Deliveroo for Business

earlier this year revealed that British

employees will sit through a mind

numbing 9,776 meetings in their working

lifetime - with over half of them being

deemed as completely pointless, so

much so that a staggering one in ten of

the employees who took part in the study

admitted to having nodded off during a

meeting at some point in their life. In a bid

There's an app for everything, including

specific apps for diabetes. So where do

you begin? Here we're saying modern life

is good-ish, but also saying watch out,

your mobile phone or online habits might

not be great for your health. Yet many

diabetes apps now run on mobile phones,

therefore make engaging with a mobile

phone vital, even life-critical, so we're

different on that front. Many great bits of

diabetes kit come with an app, helping

you to visualise data collected by a blood

test meter, CGM, and even an insulin

injection pen. I always say, 'whatever

works for you'. If you like it, you'll use it.

And if you use it, you will gain the health

benefits. So search out what you want,

and see what appeals. Poke around a bit

online and see user reviews and talk to

your HCP for advice too.

to get through the tedium, the survey also

revealed we will munch through 10,753

sandwiches, 19,552 chocolate biscuits

and drink 15,642 cups of tea during our

lifetime of meetings, with 85% of those

polled said they are much more likely to

be enthusiastic about a meeting if food

and drink is laid on.

More than a quarter of workers say

they are embarrassed when visitors

come to their office for meetings as their

hospitality is so poor - confessing to

barely being able to scrape together tea

and biscuits, 14% said they only have

chipped, mismatched mugs in their office

and 22% said they are guilty of plonking

stale biscuits on a plate in an attempt to

look presentable.

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