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GlucoRX Race Number Giveaway

As the Commercial Partner of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, we are proud to be supporting the event as part of their commitment to community events in Woking.

We have committed a team of over 30 runners from across the UK to take part in the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, who will be raising money for our nominated charity. We will also have an exhibition space in the Event Village where we will be offering free blood glucose testing to both runners and spectators.

In addition to this, we are also giving you the chance to win a pair of Salming trainers.  Just tag photos of your race number (before and/or on race day) with @glucorx and #surreyhalf to be entered into the draw.

For T&C  of the competition and more information about the event click here

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GlucoRX Diabetes News Round Up

Here at GlucoRX, we like to keep you in the loop with the latest advances in technology and research in relation to both treating and living with diabetes. We have handpicked some articles that we think would be perfect reading for anyone interested in learning a little more about the recent developments in our industry.

Feel free to leave us any reading you have enjoyed in the comments below. As with any community, you really are the people that make it and your opinions always matter to us.

Damaged fat cells could make weight loss harder

‘Reducing obesity is particularly important because obesity increases the risk of complications such as type 2 diabetes. Eating a healthy diet low in carbohydrate and high in vegetables can prevent future complications and help with weight loss, regardless of scarred fat tissue’

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2018/jan/damaged-fat-cells-could-make-weight-loss-harder-91823889.html

Experimental nerve treatment restores insulin sensitivity

‘An experimental treatment on a major nerve restores insulin sensitivity in rats, according to a new study.

The treatment involves electrically stimulating the carotid sinus nerve which sits next to the carotid artery, the main artery of the neck. The treatment is known as kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) modulation.’

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2018/jan/experimental-nerve-treatment-restores-insulin-sensitivity-91489056.html

Healthy meals and support recommended to help people with type 2 diabetes

‘Kevin Cradock, the study’s first author and an Irish Research Council postgraduate scholar at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, said: “Changing the food environment is one of the keys to treating type 2 diabetes. Before we change the food environment we need to look carefully at what it is and how it affects us.’

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2017/dec/healthy-meals-and-support-recommended-to-help-people-with-type-2-diabetes-99233640.html

Radical diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, new study shows

‘Low-calorie diet caused remission in 90% of trial patients who lost 15kg or more, even those who had been diabetic for six years, say researchers’

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/05/radical-diet-can-reverse-type-2-diabetes-new-study-shows

‘The Potential Health Benefits and Risks of Ginger for Type 2 Diabetes

You may turn to ginger when you have an upset stomach due to its calming effects, but the herb may also help stabilise your blood sugar, some research suggests.’

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/can-ginger-help-treat-cure-type-2-diabetes/

Gene That Puts Families at Risk of Diabetes Identified

‘A gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes has been identified by recent research of families with rare blood sugar conditions’

http://www.medindia.net/news/gene-that-puts-families-at-risk-of-diabetes-identified-176245-1.htm

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Merry Christmas From GlucoRx

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Its been another great year for GlucoRX and would like to thank everyone who has been a part of it.

We are hoping more people will be using our products in 2018 especially the GlucoRx Allpresan which makes a great stocking filler or gift.

In 2018 we are  aiming to help more people and continue to produce products that make peoples lives easier.

Merry Christmas from the whole team at GlucoRX!

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GlucoRx supports Surrey Half Marathon

We are pleased to announce that GlucoRx will be our Commercial Partner for the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon.

GlucoRx is one of the UK’s leading Suppliers of Diabetes products to the NHS, with their head office based in Woking.

GlucoRx has staff based across the whole of the UK who provide training and equipment to the NHS for the treatment and management of Diabetes.

Chris Chapman, Sales Director for GlucoRx, commented “We are proud to be supporting the event as part of our commitment to community events in Woking where our head office is based, building on our aim to get people fit and healthier – Extending our commitment from the football pitches of Aldershot FC and Woking Tigers FC to the streets of Woking and far beyond, all the while raising money and profile for our good causes.”

GlucoRx has committed a team of over 30 runners for the half marathon from across the UK who will be raising money for the company’s nominated charities, and will be using GlucoRx Allpresan cream on their feet during their training preparations.

Last year GlucoRx’s team raised money for Health Amplifier (https://www.healthamplifier.org/) which transforms the lives of people living in extreme poverty by providing quality healthcare and community development. By empowering the locals to care for one another, we are achieving better health, diet and education.

http://surreyhalfmarathon.co.uk/

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GlucoRx Grants

Reading this report and seeing all the good work that is being done by the Charity Health Amplifier with our support in improving the lives of the people of Kikavu brought me close to tears.
Such an amazing difference in such a short period of time.

I am really looking forward to the next 12 months and the construction of the new specialist diabetes care and a mother & child unit which we have fondly named internally as the Chris Chapman Centre – but in all seriousness, we can’t wait to see the finished building and the Legacy this will create for the people of Kikavu and others.

The report can be downloaded here.

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Can Mindfulness Help You Give Up Sugar?

We were interested to read recently about a trial conducted at the University of Minnesota looking at how easy, if possible at all, it was for a group of people to give up sugar in their coffee.

All the 127 participants (who didn’t have diabetes) were placed into three groups. These were randomly selected groups, each with a different aim. (more…)

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Woking Diabetes Company Expands To Develop CGM

GlucoRx has entered into a partnership with Inside Biometrics International Limited to develop a next-generation continuous glucose monitoring system.

 

Following funding constraints, Woking-based GlucoRx, has stepped in to provide finance and secure the future of the Dingwall, Scotland-based manufacturer and supplier of equipment for people with diabetes, in a move set to bring together the “perfect ingredients” which will allow the newly created organisation to develop the latest in continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGM).

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GlucoRx Help To Fund Eight New Children’s Football Teams

Woking community leaders and one of the UK’s leading ethical medical equipment suppliers have combined to give local sport a shot in the arm by funding eight new football teams for children aged 5 to 18.

 

Maybury team Woking Tigers, a not-for-profit, volunteer-led club founded in 2010 which already runs three adult football teams, a cricket team and even a Twenty20 cricket league, can now give hundreds of local children the chance to stay fit and healthy thanks to the support of Woking Asian Business Forum, GlucoRx and Surrey County Council.

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GlucoRx Takes Fight Against Diabetes To The Supermarket Shelf

People with diabetes can now take steps to manage their condition at the same time as doing their weekly shop.

 

From September 1, supermarket giant Asda will stock the GlucoRx Nexus blood glucose meter and strips, in all of its 631 stores across the UK.

 

The Woking-based company launched its affordable meter for people with diabetes in 2010, allowing people with the condition to simply manage their diabetes. (more…)

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Healthy Snacking For Diabetes

We’re all prone to surges of hunger now and then, but for diabetics, it’s really important to be prepared. If we work from the assumption that hunger will strike out of nowhere every now and then, and have some ideas (and food) constantly to hand, then it will help avoid falling off the wagon and having to make up for it later.

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