Diabetes Type 1 Information

Our goal is to help you to manage your diabetes as well as you can, so you can get on with your life. 

 
More and more people are taking the lead in controlling their diabetes by improving their overall health and wellbeing.
 
These include managing your diabetes when you're unwell (sick day rules),avoiding complications, maintaining or improving your wellbeing and managing the impact of diabetes on your work.
 
Diabetes is really a cardiovascular condition that affects the heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, circulation sexual function and many other parts of your body. See further information - Click here
 
 

You’ve just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

 

People living with Type 1 diabetes can access the following technology from today:

  • Digibete: Children and young people with Type 1 diabetes and their families will be able to use the DigiBete App and website for a wide range of awareness, education, training and support resources.
  • MyType1Diabetes: Adults with Type 1 diabetes can access the service directly by visiting myType1diabetes.nhs.uk, it includes videos and eLearning courses, to help people understand more about their Type 1 diabetes and increase their confidence in how to manage it

Initially you will be under the care of a specialist, who will then work with us to transfer your care back into the community.
 
 

Risk factors and  other measurements we look at as part of your diabetes care

 
To help you manage your condition as well as possible we will work with you on your insulin management, risk factors and wellbeing measures.
 
See links at hypertension page / https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/medical/ask-the-experts/new-cholesterol-guidelines for more information on your target blood pressure, cholesterol and cholesterol treatment.
 
Even if your blood pressure has not been a problem, we would encourage you to obtain a blood pressure monitor and keep regular readings at home, as even slightly raised blood pressure is a strong additional risk factor for heart disease, strokes and kidney disease.
 
 

Working with you to manage your type 1 diabetes

 
Step 1 - We will send you a text to invite you to have your annual blood tests, urine check and foot check. Please bring your home blood pressure readings for the last week where you have them to that appointment.
Please look at this link to checking your own feet - Click here
Step 2 - We will review your results and recommend you have a copy to discuss at your next review, whether that be with our nurse practitioner, our joint diabetic nurse specialist clinic, or the hospital. 
Step 3 - Please review your care plan and think about how you would like to maintain or improve your health.
Step 4 - You will be able to discuss your plan and any questions you may have.  We can then agree and arrange any follow-up needed.
Step 5 - Please keep your care plan up to date to stay well and in control of your own health and wellbeing. You may have further blood tests and changes to your plan through the year.

If you have any concerns then please contact our diabetes team.
 
 

Your care plan

Here is a link to the downloadable care plans which can help you manage your diabetes - 
 

Checking your feet

Click here for more information about how to check your own feet

 

 


General Diabetes Information