Diabetes Update: Lucozade® Energy is Changing
Lucozade® Energy Original now contains approximately 50% less glucose-based carbohydrates. This applies to all Lucozade® Energy flavours. New products will appear on the shelf from April 2017, so for a time, both old and new bottles and cans may be on the shelf together – remember to check the label.
Further information for both patients and healthcare professionals is available at http://www.lrsuntory.com/our-brands/lucozade-energy/health/ and https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Teens/Me-and-my-diabetes/Getting-my-glucose-right/Hypos/Hypos---what-to-do/.
Diabetes UK has provided the following advice:
If you have been advised to drink Lucozade® Energy Original when your blood glucose is low, the amount you drink will need to change. For example if you have been told you need:
10g of carbohydrate, you will now need 110ml
15g of carbohydrate, you will now need 170ml
For other flavours, the amounts to drink will be different. Always check the label before use.
The Practice is aware that some patients have posted disparaging comments about staff and the Practice on social media. If you have any comments or complaints about the Practice please write to the Practice Manager. This ensures we can respond to people's concerns with patient confidentiality in mind.
New Year Resolution
In 2017 we would appreciate if our patients would CANCEL their appointment if they are unable to attend the Doctor or Nurse. Each week approximately
12% of our appointments
are wasted because patients do not attend!!!
If you suffer from a chronic illness, and have recently received a letter asking to make an appointment please remember to do so.
From April 2016 we will no longer send letters inviting patients to attend the epilepsy clinic. However, if at any time, you wish to have your epilepsy reviewed please feel free to make an appointment with any of the Doctors or Nurse Bell.
(Site updated 19/05/2017)