diabetologist
September 2020

Illness management for people on insulin Pump Therapy

Illness management for people on insulin Pump Therapy  People with type 1 diabetes usually have an insulin pump, which not only helps improve their blood glucose control but also improves quality of life. However, insulin pump may not be suitable for every one with type 1 diabetes. Some people with type 2 diabetes also have an insulin pump. Please see below information on how to manage blood glucose levels if you are unwell and have an insulin pump. Information provided may not always be applicable to you. You should always consult your diabetologist or diabetes specialist nurse if you are unwell or making any changes to insulin dose.

September 2020

Hypothyroidism, Underactive thyroid, Hashimoto’s disease: What do you need to know?

Where is the thyroid gland and what does it do? The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck. There is one lobe on either side of the neck connected by a tissue called isthmus. Thyroid gland secretes certain hormones into the bloodstream which controls several important functions of the body. What is an underactive thyroid gland? When the thyroid gland fails to produce and secrete adequate thyroid hormone, it is referred to as under active thyroid or hypothyroidism.

September 2020

Hyperthyroidism, Overactive thyroid and Graves’ disease: What do you need to know?

Do you where is your thyroid gland and what does it do? The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck and it secretes certain hormones into the bloodstream which control the body’s metabolism. What is an overactive thyroid gland or Thyrotoxicosis? When the thyroid gland is overactive it produces too much thyroid hormone. It is also referred to as hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis.

August 2020

Tips for safe travel during holidays with diabetes

Do you have diabetes and are planning to go on a holiday? Read this article and all the information provided below. Holidays are intended to relax and have a good time with family and friends. However, if you become unwell and need hospital admission, you ruin all the exciting holiday for you and everyone who accompanies you on the holiday. Good planning and preparation will prevent any complication with diabetes. This is more important in the current climate. We are going through COVID-19 pandemic and there are travel restrictions and risk of being quarantined.Every country has its own rules and regulations. In addition you need to consider the weather and availability of medicines in the country of travel.

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