Please follow links below to learn more about diabetes:
Healthy Eating for people with diabetes
Diabetes and Exercise (ExTOD website)
Guidance regarding specific issues related to diabetes:
Diabetes when you are poorly:
Looking after yourself if you have diabetes and you are feeling unwell
Important advice for patient who are taking specific medicines during COVID/ Period of illness
If you are taking one of the medicine from Gliflozins (Forxiga – Dapagliflozin, Invokana – Canagliflozin, Jardiance - Empagliflozin) and develop conornavirus (COVID-19) related symptoms, please remember to stop these medicine and Metformin (if you are taking it). Particularly if are not eating and drinking adequately. Please contact us or out of hours GP if you have stopped your tablets.
If you have Type 1 patients and you are taking one of the above medicines then we will contact you to explain how to adjust your medications during this period of epidemic.
Diabetes Eye Screening - video highlighting importance of diabetes eye screening
National Diabetes Prevention Programme
A record number of people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes. This figure has more than doubled since 1996. Sadly many people will experience potentially preventable complications because of diabetes, simply because they don’t know enough about their condition and how to manage it.
The good news is if you're at risk of Type 2 diabetes there are lots of small changes you can make to prevent diabetes from developing in the first place.
The first thing to do is find out if you are at risk. And if you are, don't worry. Working with our digital partner, Oviva, we deliver tailored, personalised support to reduce people's risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Find out if you’re one of over 5 million people in the UK who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
There are different options for how you take part in the nine-month programme, depending on your preferences and needs:
- Group-based sessions: provided in a local community venue, convenient to you, led by one of our qualified Health Coaches, with the chance to engage with others to help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Digital one-to-one or peer support: provided online with the choice to receive support from a health coach either via the NHS-approved Oviva app over secure app messaging, or through phone/video calls. You will have the option to receive either 1-1 or peer support, and support is entirely remote with no need to travel.
- Tailored remote service: you may be offered the option of attending group based support entirely remotely via Microsoft Teams. This service is currently for those with: hearing impairment requiring British Sign Language; visual impairment; Bangladeshi or Pakistani backgrounds who require a specific cultural and language tailored service; women with a previous diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes.
Healthy Living is a free online NHS service for people living with type 2 diabetes. It provides knowledge and information that will support you to manage your condition.
- information about type 2 diabetes and its treatments;
- advice on emotional and mental wellbeing;
- advice with adopting and maintaining healthy behaviours with food and exercise.
Please follow link to join the programme
You also welcome to follow series of short videos, offered by local NHS services, it covers all aspects of Type 2 diabetes, such as how it develops, how to live a healthy life with Type 2 and what you can do to reduce the risk of long term complications.
Please follow link to visit educational videoes