National Services - Diabetes

The information shown below is specific to this long term health condition.

For additional important general information, please refer to the “Self Care and Support section.”

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Shropshire CCG - National Services - Self Care and Support

NHS Choices

The National Health Service (NHS) works to provide health care for everyone in the UK.

NHS Choices is the main patient focused web site and provides a vast amount of health information, recent news and videos.

NHS Choices - Diabetes - Overview

This provides an overview of Diabetes.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Diabetes/Pages/Diabetes.aspx

NHS Choices - Diabetes - Diabetic eye screening

If you have diabetes, your eyes are at risk from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it's not treated.

This eye screening involves a separate check to the normal sight test to examine the back of the eyes and is a way of detecting the condition early so it can be treated more effectively. Please contact your GP for more information.

There are 2 videos that explain what happens when you go for diabetic eye screening on the main link below.

1/ Diabetic eye screening - Ellie's eyes

12 year old Ellie describes why she has to go for regular diabetic eye screening and what exactly happens on the day.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetic eye screening - Ellie's eyes

2/ Diabetic retinopathy screening

This video explains what happens when you go for diabetic eye screening. To watch the video go to the end of the page on the web link below.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetic retinopathy screening

NHS Choices - Diabetes - Foot Care

It's especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes.

Here's how to take care of your feet and advice on when to get professional help.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

NHS Choices - Diabetes - Foot Care

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK (formerly the British Diabetic Association) is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes. It funds research, campaigns and helps people live with the condition.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK-15 healthcare essentials

This provides a list of 15 essential health checks and services.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK-15 healthcare essentials

Diabetes UK - Guide to diabetes

Diabetes is a life-long condition that can affect many aspects of your life.

This gives you the facts about diabetes and the information you need to manage the condition, from diagnosis to everyday life.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK - Guide to diabetes

Diabetes UK - Type 2 Diabetes and Me - online learning

Type 2 Diabetes and Me is an informal online course to help people with Type 2 diabetes understand and manage their condition successfully. It has its own website and has been developed by Diabetes UK and Bupa.

It is intended for people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, this course can also be a useful refresher for anyone living with the condition, including family and friends.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK - Type 2 Diabetes and Me - online learning

Diabetes UK - NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is being set up to help people in England who are at high risk of getting Type 2 diabetes become healthier and so avoid getting the condition.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK - NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Diabetes UK - Driving and diabetes

This sets out the rules for assessing fitness to drive for people with diabetes and Diabetes UK’s advice for drivers.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK - Driving and diabetes

Diabetes UK - Diabetes and schools

Information and video aimed at schools and supporting pupils with diabetes.

Also produce packs for schools and parents to help support children in school with diabetes.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK - Diabetes and schools

Diabetes UK - Older people and diabetes

Most areas of care in diabetes are relevant to all age groups but there are some specific changes due to growing older which might affect your diabetes.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes UK - Older people and diabetes

Diabetes UK - Research spotlight - Is there a cure for diabetes?

At the moment, there isn't a simple cure for diabetes and a cure could mean very different things to people affected by the different forms of the condition.

In a video with Dr Alasdair Rankin, Diabetes UK Director of Research, he discusses some of their research in this area for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes UK - Research spotlight - Is there a cure for diabetes?

Diabetes.co.uk

Diabetes.co.uk is a health information and patient support network all to do with diabetes.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes.co.uk

Diabetes.co.uk - Information guides

Diabetes guides give you the information you want to know about diabetes, from diagnosis to diabetes management.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Diabetes.co.uk - Information guides

TREND-UK

TREND-UK is a Working Group of diabetes nurses to provide a forum for relevant nursing organisations.

TREND-UK - Resources

Here are a variety of leaflets to download on a variety of topics related to diabetes.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

TREND-UK - Resources

The Diabetes Department - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

The Diabetes Department at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust offers diabetes website support for patients and healthcare professionals locally and across the internet.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

The Diabetes Department - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

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