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Diabetes Acute Complications

This section explains how to treat and prevent hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Enhance your awareness of rules to follow when you are sick. Always ensure you know how to manage insulin or other diabetes medications, blood or urine tests, and diet during illness


Coping with Illness

This leaflet explains what you need to be know if you get ill. People with diabetes do no get more illnesses than other people, but if you do get ill your control may be upset. This leaflet covers what to do if you are ill and how to adjust your insulin if needed. Practical advice is also provided to ensure you are prepared should you become ill.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Coping with Illness
Last date of review: 13/08/2015

Hypoglycaemia

This leaflet explains what hypoglycaemia ('a hypo') is. It covers what symptoms you might experience, what warning signs other may notice and what causes a hypo. In addition, it provides information on what you should do if you have a hypo. Information is also provided on severe hypos.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Hypoglycaemia
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Sick Day Rules For Type 1 Diabetes

Sick Day Rules For Type 1 Diabetes
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Sick Day Rules For Type 1 Diabetes
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Sick Day Rules For Type 2 Diabetes

This leaflet explains what to do if you are sick and have Type 2 Diabetes
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Sick Day Rules For Type 2 Diabetes
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Understanding steroids and diabetes

This leaflet gives you information about steroids and high blood sugar levels.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Metabolic Unit
Resource Link: Understanding steroids and diabetes
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Sick day rules video

This video gives advice on what to do if you are unwell and have type 2 diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Sick day rules video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015


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