Diabetes alert

SIR - As preparations for Christmas get underway and people start to be full of Christmas cheer, some of your readers who have diabetes will realise that Christmas is not as straight forward as they would like it to be.

We recognise that Christmas can be a difficult time for people who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, especially the first Christmas with diabetes, so we are happy to supply people with an information pack which contains our ‘Christmas Tips’. These give various options for Christmas dinners and a recipe for homemade lower carbohydrate and calorie Christmas pudding. We are happy to send out this information free of charge to any of your readers to help them over Christmas. To obtain this your readers can contact IDDT on 01604 622837 or email martin@iddtinternational.org

Martin Hirst

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT), PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS