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Episode 1 - Injection Technique Matters (ITM)

In the first episode, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James speak about correct injection technique. 

During this instalment, they discuss why injection technique education should be given to all healthcare professionals, how correct injection technique should be taught to every person who self administers insulin and much more.  

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 2 - Travel

In the second instalment, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James discuss what information people living with diabetes need to know to ensure they are staying safe whilst travelling. 

Throughout this episode, they speak about travel insurance for people with the condition, what diabetes equipment to take on holiday and how to manage insulin when travelling across different time zones.  

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 3 - Insulin Adjustment

In the third instalment, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James speak about insulin adjustment. 

During this episode, they discuss how insulin adjustment has evolved, the importance of training and how frequent individuals on once daily insulin should adjust their doses. 

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 4 - Glucose sensor technology

In the fourth instalment, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James speak about glucose sensor technology. 

During this episode, they discuss the main differences between continuous glucose monitoring (CGMs) and flash glucose monitoring, where to attach a sensor and the advantages of glucose sensor technologies.  

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 5 - SGLT2 inhibitors

In the fifth instalment, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James speak about SGLT2 inhibitors.
 
During this episode, they discuss what SGLT2 inhibitors are available, the common side effects of using these drugs and whether they can be used to treat type 1 diabetes.

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 6 - Hypoglycaemia

In the sixth episode, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James speak about hypoglycaemia.
During this episode, they discuss the symptoms of a hypo, the best treatment options to treat hypoglycaemia and how people can prevent a hypo whilst drinking alcohol.
 
Trend Diabetes are proud supporters of Hypo Awareness Week – an annual campaign that raises awareness of hypoglycaemia in the UK and Ireland by educating healthcare professionals through printed and online resource packs.

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 7 - Insulin initiation

In episode eight, Trend Co-Chair Debbie Hicks and Specialist Diabetes Nurse Dr Sue Cradock speak about the challenges of self-management over the festive period. 

During this episode, they discuss the common challenges for people living with diabetes, the rise in eating disorders among people living with the condition and how Dr Cradock’s childhood shaped her view on diabetes.

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 8 - Challenges of self-management over the festive period

In episode eight, Trend Co-Chair Debbie Hicks and Specialist Diabetes Nurse Dr Sue Cradock speak about the challenges of self-management over the festive period. 

During this episode, they discuss the common challenges for people living with diabetes, the rise in eating disorders among people living with the condition and how Dr Cradock’s childhood shaped her view on diabetes. 

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 9 - Footcare

In episode nine, Trend Co-Chair June James and Senior Diabetes Nurse Specialist Rachel Berrington speak about diabetes footcare.
 
During this instalment, they discuss the damages of smoking, what steps to take to prevent diabetic foot problems and the differences between podiatrists and chiropodists.

If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team.