Diabetes is a complex long term condition with wide ranging ramifications. Below are some of the most common issues surrounding Diabetes and the effects it may have on lifestyle. Most topics will have a downloadable version available for free to keep for future reference.
The information provided can be very useful but you may have further questions once you have read through a particular topic. You can always talk to a member of your specialist team for specific advice and information if needed. The leaflets available are fairly comprehensive but there are links to additional resources where further information can be accessed.
Leaflets cover the following main areas of diabetes
Wolverhampton Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialist Centre
Cholesterol & Lipids
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes developing during pregnancy
Diet - General
Diet - Eating well with diabetes
Gluten-free diet information
Carbohydrate counting reference tables
Managing diabetes on a basal bolus
Hyperglycaemia (High Blood Sugars)
Hypertension: Helping yourself
Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugars)
Hypoglycaemia and Driving
Hypoglycaemia and Exercise
Illness, Sick Day Rules
Long Term Complications
Pregnancy in women treated with insulin
Self blood glucose testing
Diabetes & Foot complications
Diabetic Retinopathy - the facts
Diabetes Support Groups
Throughout Wolverhampton their are support
groups set up for people with diabetes. Not only do they discuss living
with diabetes but they help shape the provision of services within Wolverhampton.
Click on the groups below to see group information and contacts.
Useful On-Line Resources
Wolverhampton City council:
Healthy lifestyle resources
Alcohol & Smoking advice:
Sports & Health facilities:
Wolves Community Trust:
NHS choices provide a comprehensive health information service that puts you in control of your healthcare.