Empowering Diabetes Support: Resources and Guidance

Diabetes support refers to resources, education, and assistance for individuals living with diabetes. It includes managing blood sugar levels, lifestyle changes, and emotional well-being.
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Diabetes Support FAQ

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Where can I get help with Type 2 diabetes?

There's a lot of information and support available for type 2 diabetes. Some of the support depends on the area you live in. There are free education courses to help you learn more about and manage your type 2 diabetes. Healthy living for people with type 2 diabetes: online course from the NHS.

How can I help people with Type 2 diabetes?

Healthy living for people with type 2 diabetes: online course from the NHS. If you are aged 18 or over and live in England, you can sign yourself up. You will not need a referral. Your area may have local courses to support people with type 2 diabetes, such as DESMOND or X-PERT. These are often in groups and face-to-face.

What is the Diabetes UK helpline?

The Diabetes UK Helpline is the only dedicated diabetes helpline in the UK. Staffed by trained advisors with counselling skills, Helpline helps callers with any diabetes related question or problem by phone or by email. Our advocacy service gives people with diabetes information to help them understand their legal rights and entitlements.

Where can I get support if I have diabetes?

If there's not a psychologist on your diabetes team, you might be able to get support locally. It can help you cope with the challenges of living with a condition. You can ask a GP what's available or you might be able to refer yourself. Search for support in your area.

What information and support does Diabetes UK offer?

We have a range of information and support to help you provide the best care for your patients, living with diabetes. Diabetes UK produces a range of free booklets and resources your patients with diabetes and a subscription based magazine for you through your professional membership. See what information, education and advice we offer through our:

Does Diabetes UK have a helpline?

Diabetes UK has a confidential helpline for questions about day-to-day management. Managing type 1 diabetes can be hard. Constantly trying to meet blood glucose targets can lead to a feeling of "burn out". If you're feeling low and struggling to cope, you might be able to get psychological help.

Can diabetes help in the UK?

Whether you are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or have had type 1 diabetes for a decade, our ethos is to do our best to help you. Diabetes help in the UK can be confusing, and although the leading diabetes charity Diabetes UK does a fantastic job, diabetes care in the NHS is not always 100% perfect.

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