Adjusting to the fact that you or a family member has diabetes can take time and it may be helpful to meet others who can offer support, understanding and help and at an important time.
There are a number of support groups that you can involve yourself with, diabetes related social media websites have forums that you can join to discuss your everyday life with likeminded people trying to get on with daily activities.
Discuss with your healthcare professional if there are any local support groups that you can attend.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) exists to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications, and is the world's leading charitable funder of Type 1 diabetes research. www.jdrf.org.uk
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition. www.diabetes.org.uk
Over an 18 months period the Diabetes Monitoring Forum developed a series of glucose monitoring advice leaflets. Each leaflet is tailored to different treatment regimens and provides patients with clear advice about the 'whys' and 'whens' of blood glucose monitoring. The leaflets were developed to help patients monitor their blood glucose appropriately and to use these measurements to improve self-care. dmforum.innervate.co.uk
This website is dedicated to bringing a free, non-promotional, editorially independent e-mail newsletter to a global audience about developments and news in diabetes, and is primarily aimed at health professionals. http://www.glycosmedia.com/
*1. Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets 2.
A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose
levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels, or if
hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported but the symptoms do not match the system readings.×
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