Diabetes UK recognises that this is a very worrying and busy time for everyone. They are working hard to adapt and provide the best possible support to people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals during these times.
They have created a series of new webpages;
- advice for healthcare professionals on coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes
- coronavirus advice page for people living with diabetes and their families.
These pages are based on the most recent guidance available and also signpost to other relevant sources of support and information. They will continue to update these pages as new guidance is released.
There is also helpful information to help people staying at home and managing their diabetes and to help people cope with stress and other emotions. There is also a useful coronavirus thread on their online forum, where members are sharing information and experiences.
People can follow and keep up to date with us and our advice and support on our Diabetes UK Facebook and Twitter feeds. For anyone not able to access face to face diabetes education or support during this time our Leaning Zone is a good place to access simple information from our Diabetes UK clinical team, and sensible advice from people living with diabetes.
In addition to their own resources, Partha Kar and a group of healthcare professionals are also providing ongoing interaction and signposting to trusted sources of information through Diabetes 101 on twitter.