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 product listings so you can then
to 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
advertisers and we do not implicitly
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 advertising
banners associated with the sponsor;
the sponsor does not have full editorial
control but they 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
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 you
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. Ta-dah! Welcome to the
'new look' for the magazine,
something semi-decent to
have come out of lockdown
3. The design has not been changed
since we launched it back in 2012.
Hopefully this is a welcome 'evolution.'
There have been some gentle
tweaking aimed mainly at making the
magazine easier to read and navigate.
Sections - news, kit, food and living
- are each colour-coded. The biggest
changes are the front cover logo and
these inside edit and contents pages.
By making this section two pages, it's
much easier to see what's inside the
issue. I hope you like it.
Other than that, it's business
as usual, and in the same order of
appearance. There's plenty of news,
including some food news (fancy
learning how to ferment things?).
Wellness is a word we will all be
hearing a lot more of as we all come
out of a long year of uncertainty,
lockdowns and in some cases
tragedy. We have a Covid report on
how to regain and maintain your
confidence at this point in time. In
addition, Abbott hosted a Wellness
Festival, and you're invited to take a
look, including finding out how Elise
Quarrington is training her dog to
sniff out her hypos.
We catch up with Medtronic
Diabetes Care with a good look at
its latest insulin pump, the MiniMed
780G Advanced Hybrid Closed Loop
(AHCL), including a look at what
the parent company in the USA is
looking to bring out in the future. As
ever, we end this issue with a Making
Carbs Count story, this time on
spring greens including cavalo nero
and kale, and a warming soup from
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.
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