The MY Diabetes Handbook has been produced by the University Hospitals of Leicester’s (UHL), diabetes team working in partnership with the CCGs in an effort to help empower you, the patient so as to make your appointments with the doctors, nurses, consultants and with any health care professional more meaningful.
The new pack has been put together to support you in looking after your diabetes. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or you have had it for sometime, the pack can provide you with information on how you can manage yourdiabetes on a dialy basis. There is also information on who can support you and where you can access this information should you need to.
The new pack includes three booklets contained in a plactic wallet.
ME & MY Diabetes
Living With Diabetes
As healthcare professionals supporting you to look after your diabetes, it is important that everyone is up-to-date with your diabetes treatments and recent results. This handbook has been written to enable you to write down al of your information and share this with youe Doctor/nurse/diabetes team.
It is important you take your pack to all of your diabetes appointments to keep everyone up to date with your treatments and test results. it may also remind you of questions you want to discuss with your healthcare professional.
Why Should I Have One?
You might find this useful in the following ways:
The record belongs to you, the patient and allows you to write in your personal diabetes details and personal self care goals and test results. You can then take this with you when you to all of your diabetes appointments.
Once you have received your Personal Diabetes Handbook, you are advised to carry this record with you to ALL your diabetes appointments so that you can enter /record all your test results, including your annual review appointments.
If you have not already got a Personal Diabetes Handbook and would like a copy: