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Diabetes UK Message

01/04/2020

We are writing to provide a quick update on the help and support Diabetes UK is providing during the coronavirus pandemic, and hope this information will be useful to you and your contacts. Diabetes UK recognises that this is a very worrying and busy time for everyone.  We are working hard to adapt and provide the best possible support to people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals during these times.

Please have a look at our new webpages; our advice for healthcare professionals on coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes and our 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. We’ll continue to update these pages as new guidance is released.

We have some 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 our 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 our 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.

We would welcome any feedback on what is needed and how we can best help and support you and your patients through this. Simply reply to this email with any thoughts or suggestions you wish to make. Alternatively we are looking to hosting some informal group calls in the near future with healthcare professionals, to find out more about the help and support you need. Please let us know if you would be interested in taking part.

We would like to continue to regularly contact you during this difficult period with useful updates and information. If you not wish to receive these updates please do let us know by return email. Also if there is any information or changes to your service delivery that you wish for us to share with our diabetes community please do let us know.

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