Diabetes Information

Diabetes is a long-term condition which requires lifelong management. There are two main types – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

People with diabetes are at risk of developing complications, for example with their feet. Untreated, these problems can lead to foot ulcer, infections and even (at worst) amputations. However, most foot problems are preventable with good, regular foot care. For further information, visit Diabetes UK.

Psychological support

  • Diabetes UK have added new webpages to provide lots of information about how diabetes can effect emotional wellbeing, and what can help.
  • Diabetes UK have helpline staff on hand if you need to talk Call: 0345 123 2399 (Call rates apply check with your provider) Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm or via email: helpline@diabetes.org.uk.
  • Diabetes UK have new information on prescription, “My emotions and diabetes,” provides easy to read information and individual action planning, helping people understand the impact of living with diabetes can have on their emotions and how to take steps to improve their emotional health.

Humber Coast and Vale Partnership: support for patients to stay healthy and live well with a long-term condition - Diabetes