Important resources along with some
newly available offers to assist those
living with diabetes through lockdown.
Staying safe & well in lockdown
lease see the link at the
end for our web page
that includes information
from the NHS, Diabetes
UK, JDRF as well as
the International Diabetes Federation,
including a video from its head, Professor
We've already talked about having
a 'sick day rules' document to use if
necessary. There are several resources
you can use online, of which there are
links in this article as well as links to
various forums. Also, a group of specialist
diabetes HCPs have come together on
Twitter to provide support for people living
with diabetes during the Covid-19 crisis.
For more info on all these items, read
Professor Rose Stewart has put together
some simple reference pages which
you can download here. Just click on
the images to download the full PDFs.
Originally published on T1Resources.
An online educational resource - BD and
Me - has been made free-to-access by
anyone who wants to learn about that
diabetes basic, injecting. There's a range
of topics covered (who knew there could
be so many?). So, from delivering insulin
to the right place, to using the right
needle, as well as how different insulins
work in your body are all explored, as
well as how to store it and how to care
for injecting sites. Then trouble-shooting
- why bruising? Why pain? Plus dealing
with the unexpected. As a means of
education, you can track your progress in
completing the modules.
To get the code to access this
resource for free, CLICK HERE.
BD and Me, for free
Keeping busy at home
See our run down of things to do, if you
can find the time! Who'd have thought
filling time in lockdown would be so easy?
If you do have some free, then maybe
learn to cook. Or see an art exhibition
(David Hockney below, at the Tate) or
learn to do some art at home.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE. Self-isolating with diabetes.
How to get to sleep.