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TYPE OF DIABETES
Type 1 adults
Type 1 children
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Exercise and Activity
Hyperglycaemia (high glucose)
Hypoglycaemia (low glucose)
Psychological and Mental issues
Monitoring your Diabetes
This video shows you how to monitor your type 2 diabetes by testing your urine and blood sugar levels. It also gives information on the causes and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and how to treat a 'hypo'.
Diabetes Care Planning
This video discusses how to make the most of your diabetes team.
Hba1c (blood sugar), reducing your risk of complications
This leaflet explains what hypoglycaemia ('a hypo') is. It covers what causes a hypo, what symptoms you might experience, and what warning signs others around you may notice. In addition, it provides information on severe hypos and what you should do if you have a hypo.
This page describes what the blood test known as HbA1c is, and how it is useful in monitoring diabetes.
Adult Type 1 Diabetes Know the Numbers
This guide explains blood glucose readings that you should be aiming for as an adult with type 1 diabetes.
Meds & Kit: Diabetes Balance
The Diabetes Balance guide to diabetes meters, medications, pens and pumps available in the UK.
Blood Glucose Monitoring and HbA1c Targets
This page explains what blood glucose testing is and why it is required for people with diabetes. It covers what the numbers mean, how to control your blood glucose level and how and when to test your blood.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Continuous Glucose Monitoring is a method of continually measuring the glucose levels within the interstitial fluid.
Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) to Improve Control in Type 1 Diabetes
What happens when you are referred
Blood Glucose Testing (Insulin)
This leaflet is for blood glucose testing in patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking insulin.
Blood Glucose Testing
Blood glucose testing for patients on Metformin, Pioglitazone, Linagliptin, Saxagliptin, Sitagliptin, Vildagliptin, Dapagliflozin, Canagliflozin, Exenatide, Liraglutide, Lixisenatide
Blood Glucose Testing
Blood glucose testing for patients on Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Glibenclamide, Tolbutamide, Chlorpropamide, Repaglinide or Nateglinide.