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Vitamin D – the underrated vitamin

To learn more about Vitamin D and diabetes click here As many as 1 in 5 people in the UK are thought to be deficient of Vitamin D and might not even realise. The underrated vitamin contributes to the healthy …

What is a Hypo & how to treat it.

What is a hypo? Hypoglycaemia (hypo) occurs when the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood  becomes too low (usually below 4mmol/l). Too much insulin or not enough food can bring on a hypo. Hypos can also occur while sleeping, …

Nutritionist provides Ramadan fasting advice

People with diabetes displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should avoid fasting during Ramadan, according to a nutritionist and Diabetes UK volunteer. Mistura Yusuf, a community champion and walk leader for public health at Brent Council, has delivered online presentations to mosques …

Latest coronavirus advice for people with diabetes published on charity’s website.

People with diabetes should be particularly stringent in following the social distancing measures put in place to help tackle the spread of coronavirus, according to guidance issued by Diabetes UK. Latest Government advice is regularly updated on the charity’s website …

GlucoRx take part in Diabetes UK’s Swim22 challenge

We are very proud to announce that our very own Chief Operating Officer, Chris Chapman, and one of our Regional Managers, Kirsty Birch, will be taking part in Diabetes UK’s Swim 22 Challenge. Chris and Kirsty (whose idea it was …

GlucoRxtra February 2020

GlucoRx Allpresan® foam creams repair and strengthen the damaged skin barrier thus protecting the skin against infections and ulcerations. The foam based technology means it is quick to apply, non-greasy and unlike other creams can be applied between the toes.1,2,3. …

Hypo Awareness Week 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of a short-term complication of diabetes - Hypo Awareness Week. Hypo Awareness Week is a seven-day campaign to raise awareness about, and reduce episodes of, hypoglycaemia, and will run from Monday, September 30, to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Dehydration, Diabetes and Summer — What You Need to Know

Sunshine, barbecues, days on the beach and ice-cold drinks; we love most of the things that come with summer.  But for people living with diabetes, the heat comes with a few challenges that can’t be ignored – particularly for those …

Aldershot Town F.C. & GlucoRx

Another football season has kicked off and we, GlucoRx, are proud to be supporting local team Aldershot Town Football Club again through the 2019-20 season.

Study Shows Patients Prefer Revolutionary Foot Foam Moisturisers to Creams & Lotions

Back in 2016, we partnered with Neubourg Skin Care to bring a new urea based foot foam cream to the UK market – GlucoRx Allpresan®- . There are now thousands of patients with diabetes regularly using GlucoRx Allpresan as part …

GlucoRx 6th at Super Growth Awards 2019!

Chris Chapman is delighted at GlucoRx’s achievement at the Surrey Super Growth Awards this year, ranking 6th out of 50,000 companies.   Lloyds Bank, asb law, and RSM compiled a shortlist of finalists based on profitable turnover growth over a four-year …

Diabetes Awareness Week 2019

Diabetes Awareness Week is here! From 10th – 16th June, you’ll have a unique opportunity to really make some noise and talk about diabetes with your family, friends and work colleagues. This is a time to share your “diabetes” experiences; …

GlucoRx’s FinePoint and CarePoint Universal Pen Needles: Because Injection Technique Matters!

If you have type 1 diabetes or are an insulin-dependent type 2 patient, you’ll know how tricky it can be to get your daily injections right. From injection site selection and rotation to avoiding accidentally injecting into a muscle, there’s …

GlucoRx Torq Gel: Fast Acting Hypertonic Carbohydrate Gel

When you experience hypoglycaemia, it’s important to act fast to restore your blood glucose to a safe level before your condition worsens and becomes dangerous. GlucoRx Torq Gel is a specialist fast-acting carbohydrate gel which was developed based on scientific …

GlucoRx HCT meter ‘gives best performance’ says study

A blood glucose meter designed to increase the accuracy of readings by measuring haematocrit has outperformed three other devices (Accu-Chek Aviva, Caresens Dual and GlucoMen Areo 2K), according to a study published by Swansea University in January 2019. Haematocrit, the …

Injection Technique Matters – Best Practice in Diabetes Care

GlucoRx is very pleased to sponsor and unconditionally support this first edition of the “‘Injection Technique Matters – Best Practice in Diabetes Care”. Achieving the best injection technique possible enhances the lives of the many people living with diabetes having …

Testing for Ketones

Ketones are a vital indicator in your diabetes management, and regular testing might be the best way to make sure it’s under control. If your body is insulin deficient your ketone levels will start to increase, and if they get …

What is HbA1c? Everything You Should Know.

If you are a person living with diabetes, you may well have heard the term HbA1c. It is an abbreviated name for a form of haemoglobin, the protein in the blood cells, which transports oxygen. HbA1c is also called haemoglobin …

Diabetes and Ketones: What You Need To Know

What’s a ketone? In medicine, it’s applied to the chemical acids produced by the body when it has insufficient insulin levels in the blood to metabolise glucose to fuel its cells. If this happens, your body starts to burn up …

How To Test Blood Sugar, Use A Gluco Meter & Check Blood Glucose

 This week we’re going to learn how to use the lancing device and a blood glucose meter, but most importantly I’m going to teach you some really useful tips that everybody should know. Lancing devices are used to obtain a …

Diabetes: Know the Signs and Symptoms!

Diabetes is a condition which occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are too high for an extended period of time. High blood sugar is often a result of low insulin levels. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1: …

Four Ways to Encourage Weight Loss When Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is linked to weight, with over 90 percent of those who have received a recent diagnosis of the disease being overweight. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, losing excess weight could help you to …

Can Working Unsociable Hours Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Research has found that if you work shifts, you could face an increased risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This means that groups including police officers, factory workers and those that work in the hospitality industry could all …

Could You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes by Going Vegan?

Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled. Diabetes is a condition which occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are very high. Insulin, a hormone which is produced by the pancreas, controls the blood …

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 …

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 …

Merry Christmas From GlucoRx

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How The New Sugary Drinks Recipes Could Affect Diabetics

The Sugar Tax   For many years, campaigners have been working relentlessly to reduce the amount of sugar in soft drinks. It’s a move to prevent an obesity epidemic, with taxes for manufacturers who continue to produce what are considered …

The Answer to Foot Complications in Diabetes

The GlucoRx Allpresan range of products is a real breakthrough in diabetic foot care.   According to a recent study by Diabetes UK, there are around 7,000 lower limb amputations in people with diabetes in England each year, and the …

Breaking News… In Brief…

Research On Metabolic Stress Looks Hopeful. A recent study at The University of Iowa has found that gentle stress on the muscle metabolism may be a preventative factor in obesity and type 2 diabetes. The tests on mice discovered that …

Sick Day Rules For Diabetes – How to Avoid DKA When Ill

When someone with diabetes talks about sick day rules, it’s referring to knowing what to do when you’re ill. Knowing the information, having it ingrained in your psyche, will stop any panics when a sick day happens and allow you …

Champion Athlete Carries GlucoRx Message

Leading by example is always the best approach when trying to get across the message of how lifestyle, food and health are inter-related. With that in mind, when the opportunity came along to sponsor champion sprinter Rion Pierre, we were …

Can Eating Fresh Fruit Prevent Diabetes?

While most people are aware of the benefits of fresh fruit (and vegetables), many diabetics avoid fruit due to the high sugar content. This study set out to see if it was possible for them to reverse their thinking, and …

How High Blood Sugars Can Damage Your Brain

Some of the effects of diabetes are more apparent than others, and the effects of the disease on the brain fall into the category of those that may not be detected immediately – especially if they relate to high blood …

Can People With ‘Healthy’ Lifestyles Still Develop Diabetes (Or Other Chronic Conditions)?

Many people living a ‘healthy’ lifestyle may develop diabetes, but the key to knowing why, is to look back a little further and examine their understanding of what ‘healthy’ really means. According to colleagues in the medical diagnostics field, this …

GlucoRx Support Tanzanian Diabetic Charity

As a socially-responsible company, it’s always a real pleasure to be able to do something for others – especially when it relates so directly to our business expertise.   And that’s how ten employees from GlucoRx found themselves running in …

Can A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Help Control My Diabetes?

In short – it’s a yes! For Type 1 diabetics who don’t need to lose weight, then Diabetes UK advise that studies have shown no particular benefits. However, for Type 2 diabetics (or Type 1 who want to lose weight), …

How Lifestyle Changes can Reduce the Burden of Diabetes

With changes in diet and exercise routines, there’s been a corresponding rise in cases of type 2 diabetes over the past few years. There’s no doubt that, despite the plethora of programmes on television showing us how to live healthily, …

The Diabetes Foot Care Guide – Infographic

It is really important that people with diabetes look after their feet. You should check your feet regularly and follow these five simple steps.

Celebrity Diabetes Management – How These 3 Stars Control It

Diabetes affects people across all socio-economic and ethnic groups. And being rich and famous doesn’t have any bearing on treatment either – it still requires the person to eat well, and regularly perform their blood sugar tests. Below, several well-known …

Is There A Diabetes Cure On The Horizon?

  As advances in scientific research discover more about the workings of the condition, it gives hope to diabetes sufferers worldwide that one day there may be a ‘cure’.   Below, we look at the latest information and research, to …

The Most Effective Tips to Keep Diabetes Under Control

  Controlling diabetes can sometimes present a challenge. However, the risk of not doing so could adversely impact health. Below is a guide to some common complications which can occur if diabetes is not properly controlled, and the steps to …

What to Eat at Christmas Without Sending Your Glucose Levels Through the Roof

Christmas is a time for food, drink and celebrations. However, Christmas food and drink often contains high levels of sugar and fat, which can make controlling your diabetes difficult. Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite …

Defeating Dry Skin With GlucoRx Allpresan® – a New addition to the GlucoRx Family

Dry skin is a common problem for those with diabetes – an estimated 80% of diabetics suffer from skin problems resulting from high blood sugar levels. This is due to the skin’s reduced ability to store moisture. The most prevalent cases …

Announcement – Finalist in the SME Surrey Business Awards 2016!

  We’re pleased to announce that we are in the running for an award at the SME Surrey Business Awards 2016. Up against 6 others in the group, we are a finalist for the Woking Council Business Innovation award!

Sponsorship With Aldershot FC Extended to Youth Team

GlucoRx has built on the sponsorship with Aldershot Town FC for another season – now on all youth department team shirts.   In our mission to raise awareness of diabetes and promote preventative habits, we have extended our relationship with …

FinePoint #1 Pen Needle!

May 2016 – FinePoint number 1 pen needle!   GlucoRx is proud to announce its FinePoint range is now the number one most prescribed Insulin pen needle in England (as per latest ePACT data). GlucoRx’s Sales Director Chris Chapman highlighted the company …

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