Diabetes UK are a charity that campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes. They have a helpline, educational resources and more.
Diabetes UK – 100 Things I wish I’d known
Diabetes UK has produced this e book that you can get by filling in the online application, The book is full of tips written by people living with diabetes, for people living with diabetes. Covering everything from going on holiday to eating out, working out and managing diabetes with work, relationships and more, it’s packed full of useful tips and handy hints for every part of life with diabetes. Go to the link below. They no longer send out paper copies.
Diabetes UK online course – Type 2 Diabetes and Me
Type 2 Diabetes and Me is an interactive online course to help people with Type 2 diabetes understand and manage their condition successfully. It was developed by Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa. See link below or you can go to the Diabetes UK website and search for Type 2 Diabetes and Me.
Healthier You – NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
If you are at high risk of type 2 diabetes, you may be eligible for the free NHS Healthier You service, which will help you to eat more healthily, lose weight and get more physically active.
Take this quick and easy test to find out if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes: check your risk score. https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start
If you have a score greater than 16 you can self refer to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Program here. https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc/
Alternatively if you have a recent HbA1c reading from your GP surgery, the date the test was taken and your NHS number you can provide these details online using our self-referral form available here. https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/self-referral/
You can register over the phone by calling the number below.
MyWay Diabetes Somerset
The NHS Somerset interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You’ll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes.