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My Diabetes My Way

'My Diabetes My Way' is NHS Scotland's interactive diabetes website for patients and carers. It is supported and funded by the Scottish Diabetes Group who provide expert advice to the Scottish Government. This website is for people with diabetes and their families and friends to help find diabetes information and resources. All the information has been checked, so you can be sure that the everything is reliable and accurate.

You can access the site here: http://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/

'My Diabetes My Way' is aligned with 'Gaun Yersel: The Self Management Strategy for Long Term Conditions in Scotland' document, with information on all of the identified 'Key stages where people need support'.

'My Diabetes My Way' also allows you to access informaiotn about how you are managing your diabetes. It is important to know your personal goals and to be aware of the status of your control to stay healthy with diabetes. When you attend for diabetes care a variety of measurements are taken, e.g. blood pressure, weight and various blood tests. You need to know your values and what they mean. These values are held as part of your medical record by NHS Scotland and you can now access them through the 'My Diabetes My Way' website.

To use this service you will need to register with the site. As part of the registration process a healthcare professional who knows you (e.g. your GP, nurse, dietitian or consultant) will need to confirm your identity. The registration form is available here: http://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/audittrail.asp?url=http://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/PDF/documents/EnrolmentForm.pdf