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Nipro Recall

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Nipro Australia, in consultation with the TGA, are recalling one batch of TRUEresult blood glucose test strips (10 pack) due to a risk of giving incorrect readings.
Please note that this action relates ONLY to the sample pack of 10 strips contained in the blood glucose meter kit, not NDSS Read More

What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

 

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: Insulin pump therapy
An insulin pump is a small electronic device, about the size of a mobile phone that delivers a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII).  A pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering precise doses of insulin 24 hours a day.

 

Insulin pump therapy has a number of components required Read More

A ‘swipe’ towards preventing gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is increasing in prevalence around the world.  According to the International Diabetes Federation, globally one in in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes.
A midwife for over 25 years, Diabetes Australia Research Program recipient Professor Deborah Davis, has seen the growth of gestational diabetes in the community and women struggling with weight during Read More

What’s New in Diabetes Technology?

There’s a lot happening in the world of diabetes technology.  2016 has already seen the launch of some exciting new devices, plus work continues in the race to the first commercially available artificial pancreas.  Here’s a look at what’s new.
FLASH GLUCOSE MONITORING – LIBRE
The Abbott FreeStyle Libre was launched a couple of years ago in Read More

World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes

Today is World Health Day and the global focus is diabetes – particularly Type 2.  At current growth rates, there will be almost 600 million people living with type 2 diabetes by 2035.
The World Health Organization is focusing the 2016 World Health Day on diabetes because:

Diabetes is increasing – the diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing in Read More

Launch of new website for kids, teens and their families!

 

It can be very difficult for young people and their families to know where to go for accurate, credible information and resources.  Diabetes NSW has launched www.as1diabetes.com.au – because young people with type 1 diabetes stand ‘as 1’ to support each other and their community.

The new As 1 Diabetes website provides explanations, ideas, links and Read More

Mood, Food, Move and Me – Managing Diabetes

Mood, Food, Move and Me is the perfect solution to managing a person’s diabetes – whatever their age, whatever stage of diabetes and whatever type of diabetes they live with.  These key elements are essential for all.  Mood, Food, Move and Me is the approach Diabetes NSW takes to make it easier for people to live their lives with diabetes.  By Read More

Access Points Portal Training a big success

Some months ago NAPC Christine Booth visited the National Pharmacies in Kellyville to introduce them to the NDSS Access Points Portal.

Fran, the Diabetes Section Manager, was impressed with what the Portal had to offer and requested individual training for her staff.

Christine returned to the pharmacy on Friday, 11 March., and individually updated each member of staff on Read More

TabTime Pill Reminder Cases

Do you have customers who are on multiple medications and sometimes forget if or when they last had that tablet? Tabtime is perfect for a customer who is too busy to remember or sometimes just forgets when you need to take medication.  Diabetes NSW range of Tabtime alarmed pill boxes come in a variety of sizes to meet Read More

The importance of Skin Care for People with Diabetes

Damage to the small blood vessels and nerves is common in people with diabetes and can cause very dry skin.  This can lead to small cracks in the skin.  When a person has dry skin, over washing, excessively hot water, exposing skin to the sun and not moisturising can make the problem worse.  People with diabetes Read More