Diabetes

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a number of leaflets on Diabetes.

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Diabetes UK

Helps people with diabetes, and supports research into the condition.

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Type 1 diabetes

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Type 2 Diabetes - The Management of Type 2 Diabetes (partial update)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Type 2 diabetes - footcare

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Diabetic foot problems - inpatient management

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Diabetes (type 2) - liraglutide

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Diabetes in pregnancy

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Allogeneic pancreatic islet cell transplantation for type 1 diabetes mellitus

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Diabetes - insulin pump therapy

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Diabetes overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Diabetes in Pregnancy overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Management of Diabetes - a booklet for patients and carers

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Diabetes and the Heart

Information from the British Heart Foundation.

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Diabetes - I have diabetes, is there any special advice for diabetic people who wish to travel by air?

Frequently Asked Questions of the The Aviation Health Unit.

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Understanding Eye Conditions Related to Diabetes

A booklet produced by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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Diabetes related eye conditions

Information from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

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Making every young person with diabetes matter

Department of health report of the findings of the working group set up in 2005.

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Diabetes: avoid it if you can

Health Challenge Wales provides a wide range of information including one in this area.

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Diabetesbible

Detailed information about diabetes. A site primarily aimed at health professionals but is also used by patients who want to understand more about the management of their condition.

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Diabetes Monitoring Forum

Run by a group of diabetes healthcare professionals who came together with the aim of helping people with diabetes better understand the role of blood glucose and ketone monitoring in diabetes management. Includes a series of glucose monitoring advice leaflets. Each leaflet is tailored to different treatment regimens and provides patients with clear advice about the 'whys' and 'whens' of blood glucose monitoring. The leaflets were developed to help patients monitor their blood glucose appropriately and to use these measurements to improve self-care.

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The Small Video Co Ltd

Produce guides to all forms of diabetes in easy to watch DVDs all produced within the NHS.

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Diabetes and Illness - Golden Rules for Children

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Diabetes and Illness - Golden Rules for Teenagers

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Diet Advice for Diabetes Diagnosed in Pregnancy (Gestational Diabetes)

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Has two distinct aims: to finance vital research into diabetes and to support people with diabetes through the Diabetes Wellness Network.

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Funds research to find a cure for insulin-dependent diabetes and its complications. Disseminates information through publications and meetings, to help people to live lives less severely impacted by diabetes.

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Pain in Diabetes

Information from the Pain Relief Foundation.

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Diabetes

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Diabetic Skin Ulcers

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Diabetes Type 2

Patient experice video from Healthtalkonline.

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Diabetes as a Long Term Condition

Patient experice video from Youthhealthtalk.

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Type I Diabetes

Patient experice video from Youthhealthtalk.

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Guide to Diabetes

Information from the BBC.

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Child Diabetes Scotland

Brings together information about a variety of centres and initiatives working together to improve the care of children with diabetes in Scotland and beyond.

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South Sefton Diabetes Group

Local diabetes group website. However, contains an impressive amount of general information about all aspects of diabetes, dealing with diabetes, learning how to control diabetes, and more.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diagrams, animations, and photographs. Discusses the different types of retinopathy, how to slow down progression, ther treatment, laser, driving, cataracts, sore eyes in diabetes etc.

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Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

An organisation to help and support the people with diabetes and their families who have experienced problems with 'human' insulin. IDDT is a patient orientated organisation formed to gather information and try to resist the withdrawal of animal insulin so that needs of people requiring bovine or porcine insulins could be met in the future.

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Glycosmedia

This website is dedicated to bringing a free, non-promotional, editorially independent e-mail newsletter to a global audience about developments and news in diabetes. It is primarily aimed at health professionals but of interest to all.

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Abbott Diabetes Care

Abbott Diabetes Care develops, manufactures and markets blood glucose monitoring systems that enable people with diabetes to manage their condition more effectively.

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Leicestershirediabetes.org.uk

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Department at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust have created the website to make diabetes support just a click away for patients and healthcare professionals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and across the internet. Includes the Leicestershire Diabetes Guidelines.

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Bayer Diabetes Care

Provides blood glucose meters and support materials designed to simplify the lives of people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals

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Diabeticshop.co.uk

An online shop for diabetes supplies and related products.

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Diabeticlife.co.uk

Specialise in helping people with diabetes obtain competitive Life Insurance.

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Diabetes, type 1

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Diabetes, type 2

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Hyperglycaemia

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Type 1 diabetes

Information from BUPA.

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Type 2 diabetes

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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