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Margate hospital uses Christmas to spread diabetes messages

By Editor
19th December 2017
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A Kent hospital is marking the festive period by raising awareness of diabetes with a specially-themed 12 days of Christmas initiative.

Starting Christmas Day, all 15 wards at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital will be reminded about different aspects of diabetes each day for the following 11 days.

Information cards have been prepared and will be placed on white boards in each ward. Staff at the Margate hospital will be quizzed on what they have learned from the exercise in January.

The topics include feet, screening for type 2 diabetes, the differences between the main two types of diabetes, DKA and insulin safety as well as symptoms of diabetes, care processes and complications.

Staff from the hospital’s stroke unit have been singing the 12 days of Christmas using the words from the information cards.

The imitative has been organised by Sarah Gregory, in-patient diabetes specialist nurse and Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

She said: “Sometimes people forget the basics and it’s important to remind them what a hypo is and how to treat one. It’s a bit of fun but with serious messages.

“It’s the nurses and the wards who do the hard work, I just come up with the ideas.”

Comments (5)

  1. Amanda ZZ says:

    I do not want to denigrate the hard work of you all, simply to pass on the news, T2 diabetes is reversible through nutrition and its not that hard, it simply requires a revaluation of what your pateints eat and when
    Seasons Greetings to all.

  2. Amanda ZZ says:

    I just wrote another one based on their advice – i.e. choose words from their list of cards and make up a great 12 days of Xmas to educate everyone.

    Here is the result

    On the 1st day of Xmas my DSN said to me ” you are fat and you’re over 40″

    On the 2nd day of Xmas my DSN said to me “and now you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.

    On the 3rd day of Xmas my DNS said to me “Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 4th day of Xmas my DNS said to me, “I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 5th day of Xmas my DNS said to me “KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 6th day of Xmas my DNS said to me ” Now you need more insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 7th day of Xmas my DNS said to me ” well of course you can’t see straight. Now you need more insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 8th day of Xmas my DNS said to me, “medication gave you a hypo, you took too much insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 9th day of Xmas my DNS said to me, “it’s NOTHING to do with diet, medication gave you a hypo, you took too much insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 10th day of Xmas my DNS said to me, “your limbs will drop off soon, it’s NOTHING to do with diet, medication gave you a hypo, you took too much insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 11th day of Xmas my DNS said to me, no more sex for you, your limbs will drop off soon, it’s NOTHING to do with diet, the medication gave you a hypo ,you took too much insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    On the 12th day of Xmas my DNS said to me, “Yet another bloody hypo, no more sex for you, your limbs will drop off soon, it’s NOTHING to do with diet, the medication gave you a hypo ,you took too much insulin, KETOACIDOSIS, I will give you sugar, time and time again. Hypos will rule your life, you have diabetes, that’s because you’re fat and you’re over 40.”

    Hmm I think I will go with option A. Anyone for a vote? If there is any T2 diabetic or deals with diabetes in Margate who reads this news article, please check out my links and take heart, you can help yourself if you follow the suggested dietary path. The numbers I quoted are true, it took me 4 months not 12 days, but that’s all.

  3. Shirley AA says:

    Couldn’t agree more Amanda ZZ.

    • Amanda ZZ says:

      Thank you. I am truly sick of seeing the lack of focus on diet amongst healthcare professionals. I know that these people work extremely hard under very difficult conditions but frankly they are wasting their time and making patients less well and the NHS should be helping them understand what to do.

      If anyone as a healthcare professional truly wants to make a difference then look up
      a GP – Dr David Unwin, transforming the lives of his healthcare patients through diet.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFd_O42J_JM

      Join https://phcuk.org/
      a group of medical professionals making a difference through nutrition

      Watch videos on you tube from professor Tim Noakes, and engineer Ivor Cummings – follow their links to find others.

      Most of all, keep an open mind, reject the current dogma and truly make a difference to patient’s health instead of managing their despair.

  4. Amanda ZZ says:

    So much effort to so little effect. This is a litany of despair and acceptance . T2 diabetes is a reversible condition with proper diet.

    If you truly want to help your patients, teach them this song.

    12 days of Xmas for those with T2 diabetes
    • On the first day of Xmas – I got the diagnosis – 90 A1C and T2 diabetes for you.
    • On the second day of Xmas I did my own research – and refused the drugs, 90 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me.
    • On the third day of Xmas I started my new diet, LCHF not drugs, 85 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me.
    • On the fourth day of Xmas I set my new macros, 60% fat, 20% Protein, 20% carbs, LCHF not drugs, 80 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me.
    • On the 5th day of Xmas NO MORE SUGAR, I kept to my new diet, LCHF not drugs , 75 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me
    • On the 6th day of Xmas, I got rid of refined carbs, NO MORE SUGAR, I kept to my new diet, LCHF not drugs , 70 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me
    • On the 7th day of Xmas , found my keto foods, got rid of refined carbs, NO MORE SUGAR I kept to my new diet, LCHF not drugs , 65 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me
    • On the 8th day of Xmas , I got rid of veggie oils, found my keto foods, got rid of refined carbs, NO MORE SUGAR, I kept to my new diet, LCHF not drugs , 60 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me
    • On the 9th day of Xmas, I felt the urge to walk, I had no more veggie oils, enjoyed my keto foods , was done with refined carbs, NO MORE SUGAR , found my new diet easy, LCHF not drugs , 55 a1c and its T2 diabetes for me
    • On the 10th day of Xmas , as I was no longer hungry, and I felt the urge to run, I had no more veggie oils, loved the keto foods, forgot the refined carbs , NO MORE SUGAR, found my new diet easy, LCHF not drugs, 50 a1c but its still T2 diabetes for me.
    • On the 11th day of Xmas , I didn’t eat all as I was no longer hungry, and I felt the urge to run, I had no more veggie oils, loved the meat & fish, forgot the refined carbs , NO MORE SUGAR, I found my new diet easy, LCHF not drugs, 45 a1c and its now pre-diabetes for me.
    • On the 12th day of Xmas, I slept a whole lot better, as I didn’t need to eat, as I was no longer hungry, and I felt the urge to run, I had no more veggie oils, loved the keto foods, forgot the refined carbs , NO MORE SUGAR, I found my new diet easy, LCHF not drugs, 40 a1c and NO MORE DIABETES FOR ME.
    • On the 13th day of Xmas, I started telling others, I slept a whole lot better, as I didn’t need to eat, as I was no longer hungry, and I felt the urge to run, I had no more veggie oils, loved the Keto foods, forgot the refined carbs, NO MORE SUGAR, I found my new diet easy, LCHF not drugs, 40 a1c and its STILL NO DIABETES FOR ME.
    • On the 14- 99th day of Xmas, I am shouting from the rooftops, please, please change the guidelines, you don’t need carbohydrates, junk foods will get you sometime, veggie oils cause damage, sugar is clearly toxic, diary , meat, and fish rock, EAT LCHF, improve your lipid profile, lose your diabetes symptoms , read the bloody research, forget the current guidelines and enjoy a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    • ( rinse and repeat ad nauseum ) I did it you can too.

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