Winter is coming… but the Flu is already here!
For many people getting the flu will mean little more than a week off work, and recovering in bed, but for people living with diabetes in can be a lot more severe. In fact, it can can be life-threatening.
This season is shaping up to be a bad year with 40,000 laboratory confirmed cases so far; in 2018 there were a total of 58,570 confirmed cases. Tragically, twenty seven people have already died this year, and experts are predicting up to 4000 deaths.
Thankfully help is at hand that will keep you safe all through winter 2019. FREE flu shots are available for Australians living with diabetes. It is also free for people aged over 65, pregnant women, children between 6 months and 5 years old, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 15 years of age.
People with conditions classed as ‘at risk’ such as heart or kidney problems and severe asthma are also able to access a free flu shot. Check with your GP to see if you are eligible.
Make an appointment with your doctor today to get your free shot and stay flu free this winter!
Short and Sharp
The new Ultra-Fine pen needle range from BD have the latest advances in pen needle pain reduction. 5 Bevel and Easy Flow technology combine to produce a needle that eases in to the skin with less painful force, while the extra thin needle wall improves the rate of insulin flow for a faster injection.
CLICK HERE to see the new Ultra_Fine 5mm and Ultra-Fine Pro 4mm
Chocolate and Marshmallow
Ever wanted a change from the usual gel flavours? Had enough of citrus and pineapple? What about a whole new flavour fusion for Hypo Treatments?
Enjoy the unashamedly sweet flavour of these chocolate and marshmallow hypo tablets, with 4g of glucose in each easily disslvable soft tablet.
CLICK HERE to see the TRUEplus range.
Warm and Cosy
Nobody likes the feeling of freezing feet, and it’s often harder to keep them warm with poor circulation that can be part of living with diabetes.To promote better blood flow to your feet make sure you wear socks that have loose tops.
CLICK HERE to Treat Your Feet to some of our range of diabetes friendly socks. Our selection of Merino wool socks are particulalry good for the winter months.
Soft and Supple
NS 8 Heel Balm Complex is a non-slip easily absorbed intensive formulation of natural extracts, vitamins and moisturisers that removes dry, thickened skin to quickly restore soft, smooth and supple skin to heels and feet.
The unique formula of NS 8 Heel Balm produces a natural, non-greasy cream that spreads easily and absorbs quickly to give fast results. Soft, smooth heels without the mess or fuss. A little goes a long way with visible results guaranteed within days, feel the difference in 1 DAY.
CLICK HERE to see the NS8 range on diabetesshop.com