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Be aware that, as a result of the plans for a 'sugar-tax', many products will be produced with less sugar. While this is a good thing, there are big implications for the treatment of hypoglycaemia.

Details here

We are very alarmed to find that our non-attendance rate for clinic for the first three months of 2017 remains 21%. This is intolerable as we are already struggling to see all our patients often enough and this represents a huge waste of resource. It is estimated that the cost of a missed slot in an outpatient clinic is approximately £400 but the missed opportunity is worse as staff are hanging about waiting. We are aware that the hospital appointments system is frequently to blame but there is also a tendency not to inform us if you know that you cannot attend. PLEASE call as soon as you are aware that you will be unable to come and we can offer the slot to someone else. It's your service - help us to make it efficient.

We believe that our new targets are helping and the latest national figures show continuing improvement in GGC patients' glycaemic control. Of course it could always be better and Scotland still lags behind many countries, including England.

You can learn more about the new targets here.

Graphs showing all the latest results (updated quarterly) are displayed in the clinic waiting room.

Outpatient and Teaching Services remain at Yorkhill while inpatient services are managed by the same team but in the New Children's Hospital.

Follow a checklist to help you pack the items you need for your break. Think about holiday insurance, time zones, flight times and insulin adjustment. If you think you will need specific advice then remember to call the team at least a week before you go.

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