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Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You DO NOT need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus service if:
You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.
Your condition gets worse.
Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Our aim is to provide a service that encourages partnership in decision-making, supports you in managing your diabetes and helps you to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For more information visit: Diabetes UK (DUK)
For your local Diabetes UK Group visit: MK Diabetes UK Group
Group meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Centrecom, behind the Library at 602 North Secklow Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BJ.
From 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Contact Jim/Corinne at Milton Keynes Diabetes UK Group Tel: 01908 661039/ 07964161793 Email: email@example.com
Find out about diabetes by linking into the Diabetes UK website below:
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes in Pregnancy)
Other types of Diabetes
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65+ years old ; keeping well with your Type 2 diabetes
Diabetes and emotional well-being
Diabetes and enteral feeding
Diabetes and menopause
Diabetes and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (person with diabetes version)
Diabetes and your kidneys
Looking after your feet when you have diabetes
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Type 2 Diabetes & Steroids
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Type 2 Diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis
Living with diabetes is a lifelong learning process, whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years. Monitoring your health with diabetes is vital to help reduce the risk of some complications associated with it.
This monitoring includes checking your blood glucose, blood pressure, blood fat levels, the condition of your feet and ensuring your eyes are screened yearly for possible signs of retinopathy (eye changes).
Care Planning has been implemented in most practices across Milton Keynes.This has involved training health care professionals in the re-designing of how the care is delivered for the management of diabetes annual reviews.
How does the Annual Review Work?Stage OneA twenty to thirty minute appointment is made:
At this appointment the following tests will be carried out.
Laboratory tests and investigations
A total cholesterol of below 4.0mmol/l or less, LDL <2mmol/l HDL >1mmol/l
The results of these tests will be sent out to you either by post or email (if agreed) prior to your Stage Two apppointment - Annual Review (below) in order to help you plan the discussion for this appointment.
*Please note all ranges will vary from person to person — it is meant to be a guide so you know what to aim towards. If you have any questions, ask your diabetes care team.
Stage Two An appointment for an ‘annual review’ with a PN with an interest in diabetes, diabetes specialist nurse or GP. This should be made ideally two - three weeks after your stage one appointment so that your results can be sent to you to review.
More information on Care Planning from the NHS Leaflets:
Did you know a care plan will help you manage your condition better?
Help and advice for living life well with a long term condition
Diabetes UK's Support Forum is an online community where you can exchange knowledge and experiences with other people with diabetes, family and carers.
The site is free, and simple to use. If you just want to read the existing conversations, you can choose a topic from the message boards. To join the community and have your say, you will need to register.
There's a free Diabetes Forum App, too! which means you can join in the discussions on the forum wherever you are. Download the app right now and share your experiences immediately. Download the app for iPhone and iPads from the App Store or download the app for Android phones and tablets from Google Play. Diabetes can seem daunting, but you're not alone.
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The newly diagnosed module is for those within 12 months of diagnosis and the Foundation module is for those with established diabetes.
Click here for full information on the modules, their content and what they can do for people with Type 2
Please ask your diabetes GP, Nurse or other diabetes practitioner e.g. dietitian to refer you to the DESMOND service.
We have course venues in Willen, Wolverton and Bletchley and courses available on weekdays, in the evenings and on Saturdays. You will be sent an invitation letter offering choices, within 48 hours of receipt of referral.
Link to DAFNE Booklet
DAFNE Co-ordinator, Medicine Hub, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, MK6 5LD
Telephone: 01908 996004
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