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Latest Web Updates

Keeping you informed of the recent changes to the website as they happen, ie New sections pages, leaflets and documents added.


Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes : Sharing responsibility for diabetes

Guide to diabetes> Treating diabetes

DIABETES UK: Voluntary group Leicestershire South Asian Support Group 

Guide to diabetes>Your local support groups> Diabetes UK

Inpatients referral criteria to Diabetes Specialist Nurses at the University  Hospitals of Leicester

Our services>Hospital admissions> Inpatient Service

"All you need to know about Hypos" patient information leaflet - New format 

Guide to diabetes> Information Leaflets> Newly diagnosed

Community DSN Referral Form - Leicester City (ICDS Service)

Refer to community DSNs and services> ICDS Referrals and pathways City 

Community DSN Referral Form - LeicesterShire County and Rutland

Refer to community DSNs and services> County Diabetes Specialist Nurses

Diabetes Super 7 Referral form for Specialist Secondary care

Professionals> Referring To Secondary Care>Diabetes Super 7 Specialist Service (23.03.2015)

What to do when you are ill with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Information booklets - Newly revised by the Leicestershire diabetes team See
Guide to diabetes> Patient leaflets>Sick days

New Diabetes Footcare Referral Form 

Professionals>Referring to UHL Diabetes services> Diabetes foot clinics 

Newly Updated DESMOND Education referral form for GP and HCP use.

Professionals>Referring to diabetes Education> DESMOND 

Losing Weight  - writtten by the diabetes specialist dietitians UHL

Tips on how to lose weight and the benefits - see are you ready to lose weight


Local Diabetes Demographics - new page on the professional section

The diabetes population and demographics in Leicester have been collated and put togetehr in the professional section with the National Diabetes Audit data.

  • Local Demographics can be found under the National Diabetes Audit section.


Local Diabetes Services - City, East &  West Leicestershire - updated

Also your local services has been collated and presented according to the new clinical Commissioning group.

  • Leicester City
  • East Leicestershire
  • West Leicestershire

Tranformation project and clinical commisioning groups

The Diabetes service change sin Leicester ie the tranformation project and what the clinical commissioning groups aims are have been moved into our services section - under the service changesheading.

Your diabetes - patient information pages 


The patient Information leaflet pages have been tidied up and categorised for ease of use.

  • Safe use of Insulin 
  • Leicestershire diabetes information - Diabetes team and UHL 
  • Other useful Information from the NHS about diabetes and your health

Referral forms for Healthcare professionals 


  • Tidied up and old ones deleted

Coming Soon 

  • Community DSN referral forms
  • Diabetes Footcare referral form 




Guide to Diabetes - Healthy Eating sections reviewed and updated by Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Hannah Berkerley January 2014

More to follow

New Community DSN referral forms


September 2013

New Modules New Study Days


January 2013



October 2012

  • Vitality Study-Can Vitamin D Replacement Reduce Insulin resistance In South Asians with vitamin D deficiency? A study about Vitamin D Deficiency and risk of Diabetes Intresterd? read more Looking for South Asians volunteers


September 2012

August 2012

July 2012


June 2012

  • This week is Diabetes week 2012- make a connection- . DUK are are also trying to break a new record for the number of waist measurements taken in 8 hours. Want to help or get involved then read more about the campaign  

  • All Dietary Pages updated by the Diabetes Specialist Dietitians.

Coming soon the new updated Leicestershire Diabetes Guidelines-- watch this space

May 2012

  • DUK Leicestershire diabetes Parents group are hosting a childrens BBQ at Quorn Hall. if you would like to meet other parents of children with diabetes why not become a member of the DUK support group.
  • The Leicester Diabetes team along with DUK are hosting a Healthy Living with Diabetes Event, free to the public. 30th June - get your free tickets now.!!

April 2012

Did you know that chewing paan makes you five times more likely to develop oral/ mouth cancer?

  • Did you know that Stopping Smoking is probably one of the best things you can do to help control your diabetes. Want help to stop today? Read more to find out how you can get help in Leicester and Leicestershire.

March 2012

  • ABCD position statement on using HbA1c for diagnosing diabetesread more in our evidence section (15/03/12)

  • National Inpatient Audit 2011 results published click here to view what its all about (15/03/12)
  • Leicester truely had a great presence at the Diabetes UK conference this year, both the clinical team and research had many posters, symposiums and stands at the conference. Read all about what we got upto. (15/03/2012)
  • Personal Diabetes Handbook, puttting YOU!, the Patient in control of your management  of Diabetes. This resource is aciable to all people diabetes across Leicester and Leicestershire. Read More


  • Integrated Diabetes Care, UHL provide integrated diabetes care for Leicester City via the ICDS service giving patients more choice of where they receive diabetes care. People can be referred to this service if they meet the level 2 criteria of the care pathway via the new ICDS referral form. Read about the service, what it means for people with diabetes  HCP can access the referral criteria and form by clicking on the links. (14/03/12)
  •  Personal Diabetes Record - information for healthcare professionasl updated, with downloadable additional pages for annual review, action plan and appointments(07/03/2012)

  • New section for easy access to NICE Diabetes management guidelines (05/03/2012)

  • Nice Quality Standards- NICE has now developed a Quality Standard for Diabetes in Adults, containing 13 Quality Statements. Read more (02/03/2012)

February 2012



  • NICE has approved the use of exenatide in triple therapy regimens for patients with type 2 diabetes, in latest guidance. see NICE Guidance pages (28/02/12) 


  • UHL Antimicrobial guidelines for the mangment of the diabetic foot uclers has been updated -See Hospital guidelines to download your copy (28/02/12)




  • New UHL hospital guidance for the management of DKA and Hypoglycaemia- both can be accessed from the professional>Leicestershire Guidelines> Hosptial Guidelines Page (23/02/12)

Updated at 2012-09-04 10:55:02 by Shehnaz Jamal