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We have a new App which we encourage you to download

Go to Google Play or Apple App Store and search for "Piota - Deeper Engagement". Download then open and search for 'GGC' You will be presented with only one option for the diabetes service.

Select this then your App will be ready. Start with 'Information/Using the App'

We have prepared a series of videos designed to give more information to schools about the practical management of diabetes. You will find them in the Teaching Section.

Well over 200 patients have now completed the training process and are using Freestyle Libre to improve their diabetes through better understanding.

The full criteria are:

If funding is approved but the criteria are not fulfilled, then it will be withdrawn.

If your GP is in Lanarkshire or Highland Health Board jurisdiction Libre is not yet available and you might consider writing to your Board Chief Executive and MSP but if you complete Libre Academy and send us your certificate, we will write to your GP recommending that you should have sensors prescribed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are setting up a Libre Academy account, you must select "Freestyle Libre" from the dropdown box. You DO NOT need to enter a serial number.

We have received certificates without any indication of the name of the person with diabetes - please include this information in your e-mail.

PowerPoint Presentation on the use of Libre - adjunct to Libre Academy Training and highly recommended
Click here to see the presentation.

There has been a lot of publicity around an Edinburgh study measuring something called c-peptide in patients with type 1 diabetes. This can be used to detect if patients can still make their own insulin and so might be considered for further e.g. genetic testing. While this is a very interesting study, the results and implications have to be considered carefully before the test is applied across the whole type 1 population. In Glasgow we will keep a close eye on this situation. Be assured, however, that we already perform genetic testing in patients whom we consider not to have type 1 diabetes.

If you need help PHONE the diabetes team. Do not wait until your next clinic appointment!

We hope that you enjoy the website. Please send any comments to Dr Kenneth Robertson


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