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diabetes

A list of high-quality patient information materials on diabetes appears below. Check the box alongside each item you would like to recommend to your patient (up to a maximum of 10 resources). Then use the form to send the links to them by email or WhatsApp.

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Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information specifically about the support provided by Diabetes UK, including the helpline, local support groups and insurance.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about free prescriptions, free dental care, medical exemption certificates and penalty notices.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about how diabetes can affect driving, how diabetes medication can affect driving, eye complications, what to do if you have a hypo while driving and car insurance.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about travelling with diabetes, including tips on COVID-19, packing, what to do at the airport, medication, food, and dealing with hot and cold climates.

Author: RNIB

Date: April 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about how diabetes can affect vision, diabetic retinopathy, reducing risk, treatments and coping with sight loss.

Author: patient.info

Date: February 2020

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about the risk of foot ulcers, prevention and treatment, and good foot care.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about the causes of kidney disease, symptoms, reducing risk, tests and treatment.

Author: diabetes.co.uk

Date: January 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about causes of erectile dysfunction and diabetes, diagnosis and treatments.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about the risk of heart disease with diabetes, how to reduce this risk and heart attacks.

Author: NHS

Date: July 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about the types of diabetes and pre-diabetes, the symptoms and when to see a doctor, causes of diabetes, living with diabetes and eye screening.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about what type 1 diabetes is, the symptoms, diagnosis, complications and treatment, and living with the condition.

Author: Diabetes UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about what type 2 diabetes is, the symptoms, diagnosis, complications and treatment, and living with the condition.

Author: diabetes.co.uk

Date: January 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information on the role of the health team, insulin injections and pumps, blood glucose monitoring, lifestyle changes and diet.

Author: NHS

Date: August 2020

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about getting the right medicine for you, taking your medicine and side effects, free prescriptions and travelling with diabetes medications.

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