Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for some time, having the right information about your condition will help you to best control diabetes. To help with this, NEL CCG has developed an information pack called Diabetes and You with the support of patients and clinicians.
What’s in the guide?
The guide provides lots of information about diabetes, how it can affect your health and most importantly what actions you can take to care for your diabetes well. It includes advice on managing your weight, what to do when you are ill as well as driving and going on holiday. There’s also a pack for you to share with family and friends to help them be aware of diabetes. The guide is slit into 5 packs:
- A quick guide
- A more detailed guide
- Driving and diabetes
- What am I going to do now (this includes where to find help and advice)
- Friends and family guide
There’s also an evaluation form and we’d really welcome your feedback submit your feedback online here
How do I access a copy of the guide?
If you would like a paper copy of the pack you can obtain this through your GP practice. If you prefer to access this electronically, you can download these using the links above..
Diabetes Support Group
A local Diabetes Support Group has been set up offering a chance for people to share their experience, learn more about what they can do to control their diabetes as well as have some fun and a cup of tea. The group offers a warm welcome to everyone with diabetes as well to family and friends. If you’d like to learn more about the programme of events offered by the group contact Dave McGuire, (Chair) email@example.com or visit the facebook page here