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Support for those isolating with diabetes

Posted onPosted on 20th Apr

Diabetes UK has developed a guide to support people who are isolated at home. Times can be challenging for everyone at the moment but for people who are also managing diabetes 24 hours a day, or caring for someone who is, keeping well can be even tougher.

The charity said it wanted to do all it could to support people who are isolated and living with diabetes.

It has created a guide to offer tips on everything from ways to keep active at home, eating well, looking after yourself and connecting with others.

Routine and non-essential appointments may have been cancelled or postponed, so it is even more vital to carry out checks at home such as properly looking after your feet every day and keeping a close eye on blood sugar levels.

To download your free guide visit

If you have any questions or concerns about managing the condition in this difficult time, call the Diabetes UK helpline on 0345 123 2399, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm.

Links to up-to-date government information and advice can be found at