Diabetes UK is helping you during lockdown

Date published: 20 April 2020


Editor,

Diabetes UK has developed a guide to support people who are isolated at home.

Times can be challenging for everyone at the moment but for people who are also managing diabetes 24 hours a day, or caring for someone who is, keeping well can be even tougher.

We want to do all we can to support people who are isolated and living with diabetes.

That’s why we created a guide to offer tips on everything from ways to keep active at home, eating well, looking after yourself and connecting with others.

Routine and non-essential appointments may have been cancelled or postponed, so it is even more vital to carry out checks at home such as properly looking after your feet every day and keeping a close eye on blood sugar levels.

To download your free guide, visit: www.shop.diabetes.org.uk/products/staying-at-home-and-managing-diabetes

If you have any questions or concerns about managing the condition in this difficult time, please call the Diabetes UK helpline on 0345 123 2399, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm.

Remember, it’s important to get information on coronavirus (COVID-19) from reliable sources.

Links to up-to-date government information and advice can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/coronavirus

Clare Howarth

Head of the North of England at Diabetes UK

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.


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