Covid-19: diabetes clinicians set up social media account to help alleviate patients’ fears

BMJ (2020). Covid-19: diabetes clinicians set up social media account to help alleviate patients’ fears. 368.m1262  doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1262  

A news piece in the BMJ explains how a group of diabetes doctors and other clinicians has set up a social media account to help alleviate patients’ fears around covid-19 and provide them with “a secure base” of information. The Twitter account uses the handle @_diabetes101

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BMJ Covid-19: diabetes clinicians set up social media account to help alleviate patients’ fears

 

 

 

 

Knowledge is power in diabetes self-care

NHS England | August 2018 |Knowledge is power in diabetes self-care

NHS England have  worked with NHS Digital, Diabetes UK and people with Type 1 diabetes to develop an online space where people can find the information that they have told us is important to them. They hope that providing an online resource with all the useful links in one place will help people with Type 1 diabetes gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition.

The new Type 1 diabetes online resource is a simple and effective way for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to learn about the disease and to understand how to manage it most effectively (Source: NHS England).

New resource for patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

 

Resources to improve care for people with diabetes and a learning disability

Diabetes UK has produced a range of resources to support individuals diagnosed with diabetes who have a learning disability.  There are various resources available on their website developed to improve care for people with a learning disability, who are more likely to have diabetes than the general population (Diabetes UK).

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The tools and resources are focused around:

  • Identifying people with a learning disability and diabetes
  • Making reasonable adjustments
  • Communicating with people with a learning disability and their supporters
  • Easy read resources for people with a learning disability and their supporters

They can be accessed at Diabetes UK