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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. 

Episode 10 - Consultation styles

In episode 10, Trend Co-Chair Debbie Hicks and Specialist Diabetes Nurse Dr Sue Cradock speak about consultation styles.
 
During this episode, they discuss the importance of understanding what the person with diabetes needs and why you should tailor consultations to suit the needs of each individual. 
 
 

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

Episode 11 - Diabetic eye disease

In episode 11, Trend Co-Chair June James is joined by Dr Rebecca Thomas, who is an Epidemiologist specialising in diabetes and eye health. During this episode, they discuss everything there is to know about diabetic eye disease.
 
If you are a person with diabetes please discuss any issues with your diabetes team. 

Episode 12 - Diabetes-related kidney problems

In episode 12, Trend Co-Chair Debbie Hicks is joined by Judy Winter, who is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes Specialist Nurse working in primary care.

During this episode, they discuss how to manage diabetes-related kidney problems in primary care.

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

Episode 13 - Diabetes technology

In episode 13, Trend Co-Chair June James is joined by Erica Richardson, who is a Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust and a Trend Diabetes Associate.

During this episode, they discuss how new technologies are transforming diabetes care.

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

Episode 14 - Diabetes and dementia

In episode 14, Trend Co-Chairs Debbie Hicks and June James speak about diabetes and dementia.

During this episode, they discuss how dementia can impact the self-management of diabetes and what oral therapies to avoid for a person with dementia and type 2 diabetes.

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

Episode 15 - Diabetes and Ramadan

In episode 15, Trend Co-Chair Debbie Hicks and Lead Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse Ravinder Dosanjh speak about diabetes and Ramadan.

 

During this episode, they discuss how fasting and feasting can affect people living with diabetes and when a person with diabetes should contact their HCP for advice to stay safe during Ramadan.

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

Episode 16 - Diabetes and wellness

In episode 16, Trend Co-Chair Debbie Hicks and The Diabetic Health Coach Vanessa Haydock speak about diabetes and wellness.

During this episode, they discuss the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how healthcare professionals now look at the person instead of the condition.

For more information about The Diabetic Health Coach, visit https://diabetichealthcoach.co.uk

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