Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you’ll need to eat healthily, take regular exercise and carry out regular blood tests to ensure your blood glucose levels stay balanced.
Losing weight improves diabetes control. If you want help with losing weight please visit:
NHS Better Health and The NHS Weight Loss Plan App – a free 12-week programme at http://www.nhs.uk/better-health
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is available for adults with a BMI greater than 30 (27.5 for ethnic minority groups) with a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension or both: http://www.england.nhs.uk/digital-weight-management
NHS Diabetes Advice helpline
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.
Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.