Online clinic on diabetes 2012
From 20 - 26 June 2012 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up to present an Online Clinic on Diabetes supported by Diabetes UK, The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) and MedicAlert. The clinic is now only open for viewing.
Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding diagnosis and treaments, diet and diabetes related health concerns and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.
Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.
MedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergies. Situated on the pulse points, it displays the international medical symbol to quickly identify your condition and speed up treatment in an emergency. Because every moment matters.
MedicAlert members benefit from peace of mind that goes far beyond their bracelet. Their conditions are reviewed by medically trained staff, who prioritise the text engraved on each piece of jewellery. A detailed medical record is also held in MedicAlert's secure database, which can be accessed 24/7 by emergency responders.
The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT)
The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) is a registered charity that was formed in 1994 to help and support people living with diabetes and their carers. All the volunteers and trustees have somehow been affected by diabetes and so understand the needs and complications of living with diabetes, either as the patient or a carer.
The IDDT aims to raise awareness of important issues that affect diabetes patients and provide information in a non-medical language to help everyone affected by diabetes understand the condition better. They believe that whilst diabetes needs care and attention it needn't rule your life.
Diabetes UK is a charitable organisation, set up in 1934 as the Diabetic Association by novelist HG Wells and RD Lawrence to ensure that everyone could gain access to insulin and the support needed to live with the condition. With over 300,000 supporters Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
They help people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support. They campaign with people with diabetes and with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care across the UK’s health services. They fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes. They campaign to stem the rising tide of diabetes.