Diabetes UK updates – Steroid induced Diabetes, Moving More and new Diabetes in healthcare modules

Steroid–induced Diabetes

Diabetes UK have published a new page on their website about steroid-induced diabetes. Diabetes UK look at what causes this type of diabetes, as well as the symptoms and risk factors that people taking steroids should be aware of : https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics/other-types-of-diabetes/steroid-induced-diabetes


Diabetes and Moving More – Tuesday 29th September 8pm-9:15pm

The North of England Diabetes UK team are presenting an online zoom session for people living with diabetes, taking an informal and relaxed look at the basics of getting more active. Topics for discussion will include practical ideas and suggestions, advice for people of all fitness levels and a personal perspective on living with diabetes and the barriers to exercise.  Anyone interested can sign up to this event via Eventbrite by clicking on the link: https://movingmore.eventbrite.co.uk

Diabetes in healthcare

Diabetes UK have developed a new set of modules with Professor Alan Sinclair, to support staff working in care and residential homes who look after residents living with diabetes. The modules include; Principles of Diabetes, Treating Diabetes and Vascular and Non Vascular Complications of Diabetes. You can find the new modules on their website here


Type 1 Zoom sessions for Parents and Carers

Diabetes UK have a further panel for parents and carers in September:

Topic: Becoming more independent

When: Monday, 21 September – 7-8.30pm

Panellists: Volunteers living with type 1, discussing their own experiences

The link to sign up to any of the panels is here: https://eu.eventscloud.com/esurvey/200041018


Don’t forget

Diabetes UK continue to update their webpages; advice for healthcare professionals on coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes and 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.


Diabetes UK 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 their online forum, where members are sharing information and experiences. People can follow and keep up to date with them and their advice and support on their North of England Diabetes UK Facebook support group,  Diabetes UK Facebook and Twitter feeds. For anyone not able to access face to face diabetes education or support during this time the Leaning Zone is a good place to access simple information from the Diabetes UK clinical team, and sensible advice from people living with diabetes.

Diabetes UK – September 2020