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Guide to Diabetes

Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes Information Leaflets
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Our team has put together a range of informative and useful information leaflets design to support in with your journey with diabetes.


The leaflets cover a range of topics and we'll be adding new leaflets in the near future. We hope that they will increase your understanding of diabetes and help you to be able to make the right decisions for you. 




Hypo Leaflet - All You need to know about hypos (ICDS)

Information about how to deal with hypos Download Document

Dietary Advice: Carbohydrates : A guide to carbohydrate containing foods

The booklet provides a step by step approach on how you can become an efficient carbohydrate counter. The booklet highlights key areas: What is carbohydrate Do all carbohydrates foods influence blood glucose in the same way Quick acting and slow acting carbohydrates Estimating carbohydrate amounts matching insulin to carbohydrate produced by the Diabetes Specialist Dietitians as part of the DAFNE education programme UHL & LNDS Information leaflet Download Document

Diabetes: Your Diabetes, Your Health, Your Way

his booklet is aimed at people with diabetes, a long-term condition. You will have to live with it for the rest of your life. While there is no cure, it can be managed so that it doesn’t dominate and control your life and there is plenty that can be done to control the disease and improve your quality of life. Publication jointly produced by the 4 NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. (2009) Download Document

Kidneys: Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic Nephropathy - Kidney Disease - what is it ? Renal patient information  Download Document

Illness: Coping with Illness Type 2 Diabetes (UHL)

Patient information produced by the department of Diabetes UHL Download Document

Illness: Coping with Illness Type 1 Diabetes

Patient information leaflet produced by the Department of diabetes UHL. For non-DAFNE graduates and those not using insulin pumps. Download Document

Gestational Diabetes Antenatal Care

This booklet aims to give you an overview of what is meant by ‘Gestational Diabetes Mellitus’ (GDM), how this may affect you and your baby and what care you will now receive until after the birth of your baby. Download Document

Haemoglobin A1c Testing (HbA1c)

This booklet to help you to understand your diabetes, how it will affect you and how to stay healthy. Keeping your diabetes under good control is the key to staying healthy. Download Document

Pre-pregnancy Planning for Women with Diabetes

This leaflet has been especially designed for women with diabetes who are planning to become pregnant. Whilst having diabetes should not prevent you having a baby it is very important that you take special care of yourself and your diabetes in order to reduce the risk of complications for both you and your baby during the pregnancy Download Document

Type 2 Diabetes and What Happens Next

The Diabetes Team have produced this booklet to help you to understand your diabetes, how it will affect you and how to stay healthy. Download Document

Diabetes Footcare - High Risk

UHL Information Leaflet 2012 Download Document

Diabetes Footcare - Low Risk

UHL Information  Download Document

Diabetes Footcare- looking after your ulcer

UHL Information leaflet Download Document

Advice about Footwear

UHL information leaflet Download Document

Diabetes Footcare- Moderate Risk

UHL Information Leaflet 2012 Download Document

Diabetes, Tabacco and You. All you need to know.

This information leaflet contains all you need to know about: the risks of smoking, chewing tobacco with diabetes and how we can help you quit. 2012 Download Document

The Safe Use of Insulin and You

Patient information leaflet, about the Right insulin, the Right Dose, The Right way, the Right time and Hypoglycaemia (2012) Download Document

Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Dietary Advice

A guide for patient and healthcare professionals - UHL Information leaflet Download Document

Looking after Diabetes During Ramadan - A guide for patients

Leicestershire Diabetes Booklet Download Document

Safe Driving and the DVLA - PIL (PDF 180KB)

Information about the new regulations set out by the DVLA about driving on Insulin and hypos Download Document

New Updated Carbohydrate portion list (2012)

This booklet lists a wide array of carbohydrate containing foods including takeaway foods in practical portion measures. UHL & LNDS Information leaflet (2012) Download Document

Are you are Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes- 2013

New Prevention booklet developed to supersede the Pre- diabetes booklet Download Document

Hypoglycaemia or \'Hypos\' all you need to know - (PDF 187 KB)

Leicestershire Diabetes Leaflet (UHL 2013) Download Document