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 Christmas foods. By making sensible choices and making sure you exercise, you can enjoy all that Christmas has to offer.
If you drink, it is likely that you will consume more alcohol than usual at Christmas. Alcohol usually contains high levels of sugar. No matter how freely the wines and beers are flowing, you should take care to avoid overindulgence. You should have a glass of water for every glass of alcohol, and avoid drinking on an empty stomach.
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 of dry and chapped skin are those on the legs and feet. Symptoms can range from dryness to cracks, foot fungus, skin infection and ulceration. Without treatment, it can weaken the protective barrier of the skin and cause complications (i.e. progressing to foot amputation), so treatment is important.
Last month, GlucoRx joined forces with Allpresan and added the revolutionary foam creams to our extended range of products. GlucoRx Sales Director ‘Chris Chapman’ gave his input on why he feels it will be a productive move for the future – “It’s a great product we would like to bring into the GlucoRx family, and we would like all those with Diabetes to have healthy feet.”
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 the professional football team. Our name will be on the shirts of all 276 players aged 8-16 throughout the 2016-17 season. As the second largest supplier of diabetic products to the NHS, we are proud to promote our brand in such a suitable way.
The youth department was launched with the help of Sam Waters in January. Their first season of the NERF Premier League has just begun, and they have already succeeded in a tournament at the Barcelona Nou Camp stadium.
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 has done particularly well with FinePoint since it was launched only three years ago – “Our success is attributed to the fact we are uniquely positioned to offer this and other quality products to our NHS at a very competitive price; we want to make a difference!” (more…)