Planning for Pregnancy Tool (for Women with Diabetes) - Tommy's - Online Patient Resource

An online tool for anyone planning a pregnancy has now been updated to include specific information and advice for women with diabetes, to ensure the best possible chance of a healthy pregnancy.

Women with Type 1 and 2 diabetes have an increased risk of adverse outcomes associated with poor pregnancy preparation, when compared to women who do not have diabetes. Working with clinicians across the region, the East of England Diabetes Clinical Network has supported Tommy’s, the pregnancy charity, to update its ‘Planning for Pregnancy’ digital tool to give women with diabetes more information and advice. This includes specific advice about the risks associated with an unplanned pregnancy for women with diabetes and what steps women can take before getting pregnant.

The updated Planning for Pregnancy tool is available on Tommy’s website by following the resource link below.

Helping People with Diabetes Get Active - Diabetes UK - Patient Information Leaflet

Please follow the resource link below to the Diabetes UK 'Helping People with Diabetes Get Active' patient information leaflet.

Diabetes Care Home Health - GCCG - Patient Information Leaflet

Top tips for caring for someone with diabetes.

Everyday life with Type 1 Diabetes - Diabetes UK - Patient Information Leaflet

This leaflet gives information about what diabetes is, how patients can manage it and what help and support is available.

Type 1 Diabetes Food Fact Sheet - The Association of UK Dietitians - Patient Information Leaflets

The Association of UK Dietitians have produced Food Fact Sheets written by dietitians to help patients learn the best ways to eat and drink and keep the body fit and healthy.

Carbohydrates Food Fact Sheet - The Association of UK Dietitians - Patient Information Leaflets

The Association of UK Dietitians have produced Food Fact Sheets written by dietitians to help patients learn the best ways to eat and drink and keep the body fit and healthy.

An Easy Guide To Diabetic Eye Screening (Easy Read) - PHE - Patient Information Leaflet

Public Health England ahve created this easy read information leaflet for patients on diabetic eye screening.

Diabetes UK - Online Patient Resources

Diabetes UK provides information and resources for parents and carers. The website includes preventing diabetes, living with diabetes, current research and how patients can get involved.

NHS UK Website - Online Patient Resources

The site provides links to practical help on injecting insulin and checking blood glucose levels – as well as useful advice around living with the condition. Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to refer newly diagnosed patients, their parents and carers to the site as a one stop shop for Type 1 diabetes support.

Diabetes Support Groups

National Support Group:

The GP can ask the patient if they have signed up to the following websites

Coeliac disease -https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/

Diabetes UK - https://www.diabetes.org.uk

 

Local Support Groups:

Gloucestershire Diabetes Support Group – e-mail: secretary@diabetes.glos.org.uk

Gloucestershire Mental Health - https://www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk/

Gloucestershire Self-harm helpline - https://www.gloucestershireselfharm.org/

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