We have various short videos on the Forth Valley YouTube page developed by the Diabetes Team to help you manage your diabetes.
Please see the topics below and click on the links to view the video
- Managing activity and exercise with type 1 diabetes
What it covers: this video explains how to manage your insulin doses and blood sugar levels safely when exercising. Click here to download our leaflet on manging activity and exercise with insulin (PDf)
- A refresher to Carbohydrate counting
What it covers: this video is for people who have previously carbohydrate counted and have an insulin to carbohydrate ratio. If you do not have an insulin to carb ratio and are interested in carbohydrate counting, please get in touch with the Diabetes Dietitians to discuss our online course. For written information click here to download our workbook (PDF)
- Lipohypertrophy and injection sites
What it covers: this video covers injection sites, what lipo’s are and how to feel them
- Getting your correction factor right
What it covers: if you use a correction factor to manage your blood sugar levels the video explains how to check if your correction factor is right
- Foot care during lockdown
What it covers: as the usual foot screening isn’t running at present, this video takes you through what to look out for and how to keep your feet healthy
- Checking your insulin to carb ratio
What it covers: if you use an insulin to carb ratio the video covers how to check it is correct and how to change it
- Treating Hypo’s appropriately
What it covers: the correct hypo treatment and times for taking hypo treatments
- Checking background/basal insulin
What it covers: how to check your background long acting insulin is correct and keeping your blood sugars stable
- Avoiding overnight hypo’s
What it covers: how to avoid hypo’s overnight by adjusting your insulin
- Getting the morning blood glucose on target
What it covers: how to get your morning fasting blood glucose levels in target
- Type 2 diabetes – videos on Type 2 diabetes explained, I have Type 2 diabetes – what can I do? And carbohydrate awareness
What it covers: these videos explain the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and the dietary and lifestyle changes you can make. For more information on Type 2 diabetes, please see our website section
- 10 steps to improving your diabetes control – link to PDF
- Websites on exercise and insulin – Run sweet and ExCarbs.
- Diabetes My Way
An NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You can view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results and find leaflets, videos and educational tools to help you manage your condition more effectively.
- Diabetes UK
Information for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Below are some available technologies that are not required but may be useful to some people for managing their diabetes.
- MiaoMiao Reader
A FreeStlye Libre transmitter designed to provide continuous glucose reporting automatically every 5 minutes to your smartphone or smartwatch.
An insulin injection aid. Attaches to the end of your insulin pen to distract and secure the skin when injecting. For more information
The mylife App can import the therapy data from the mylife YpsoPump and the mylife Unio Neva / mylife Unio Cara blood glucose meter via Bluetooth. It can also act as a bolus calculator for managing carb counting as well as tracking meals, exercise and insulin delivery. For more information
Allows you to log meals, blood sugars and insulin delivery. Also provides a bolus calculator. The MySugr app automatically synchronises blood glucose levels from Accu-Checck Mobile. The basic version is free, or for additional features such as blood sugar reminders and reports it is £2.99/month.