Diabetes

Diabetes

Online resources for people with Type 2 Diabetes

If you would like to complete an online education programme please email the Diabetes Education Team (DESMOND team) on: MyDESMOND@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Once you have completed this, you will be given a certificate that you can email to us at cheviotroad.edt@nhs.net

We can then add this to your records. 

signing up for online programme means that you will be able to learn about diabetes – you can always sign up to attend a face to face programme when it becomes available

Important advice for patient who are taking specific medicines during COVID Period

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.

General Advice and Information about Diabetes:

Type 2 Diabetes Overview

Healthy Eating for people with diabetes

Diabetes and Exercise (ExTOD website) 

Guidance regarding specific issues related to diabetes:

Travelling with diabetes

Driving & Diabetes

Diabetes when you are poorly

Looking after yourself if you have diabetes and you are feeling unwell

Diabetes Eye Screening - video highlighting importance of diabetes eye screening

Useful information about medicine

for patients who are currently taking Ozempic (semaglutide) injections for type 2 diabetes. 

We regret to inform you that there are significant disruptions in the supply chain of this medication, which may affect your ability to continue therapy in the short term. These shortages may last until January 2023. We would like to offer you alternative therapy to bridge this gap in supply and ask that you please contact the surgery to discuss at your earliest convenience - possible alternative options are summarised in the table accessible using this link but it is best that we discuss about them before making a final decision with you.