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).
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.
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…)
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.
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 to be ‘unhealthy’ products. However, on the flip side, these changes could have serious implications for diabetics, who have come to rely on drinks like Ribena and Lucozade to stave off a hypo.
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 likelihood that someone with diabetes will have a leg, foot or toe amputation is around 23 times that of a person without diabetes. They estimate that 2-2.5% of the diabetes population has an ulcer in any given week, around 60,000-75,000 people in England. (more…)