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Diabetes Long Term Complications

The resources in this section explore the long term complications which may occur if diabetes remains poorly controlled. It explains how to prevent or improve these complications and describes which parts of the body may be affected. Always ensure you know how to manage insulin or other diabetes medications, blood or urine tests, and diet during illness.


Link for Life

This interactive resource provides information on: what is diabetes, diabetes and related complications, the abc's of diabetes and medications. The measurements for cholesterol and blood sugar levels are those used in America and different than what is used here in the UK.
Author: American Diabetes Association sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Resource Link: Link for Life
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Patient Journey

Attending a diabetes clinic is sometimes like a bit of a conveyor belt. The Interactive Patient Journey explains what all the stages are step by step. It shows with the use of pictures and text what happens during a typical diabetes clinic including who are all these health professionals you meet and why you see them.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Patient Journey
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Eye Screening Journey

This explains what happens at an eye screening appointment.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Eye Screening Journey
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetic Eye Disease

This leaflet explains the risks of developing diabetic eye disease. It also provides information on diabetic eye screening.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetic Eye Disease
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Charcot Foot

Useful Diabetes information and advice leaflet from the Foot Action Group for patients with Charcot foot.
Author: my diabetes my way / Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group
Resource Link: Charcot Foot
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Foot care

This leaflet explains the importance of foot care for people with diabetes. It provides a comprehensive list of do's and dont's. It also provides practical advice to consider when buying new shoes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Foot care
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Foot care advice

Some useful advice to help you to after your feet.
Author: my diabetes my way / Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group
Resource Link: Foot care advice
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Looking after your diabetic foot ulcer

This leaflet gives advice on how to look after a diabetic foot ulcer.
Author: Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group
Resource Link: Looking after your diabetic foot ulcer
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
Author: patient.co.uk
Resource Link: Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes and Kidneys

This resource is a brief overview of the effects of diabetes on the kidneys
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetes and Kidneys
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetic Kidney Disease

Diabetic Kidney Disease
Author: patient.co.uk
Resource Link: Diabetic Kidney Disease
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetic Retinopathy Resource

Diabetic Retinopathy Resource
Author: patient.co.uk
Resource Link: Diabetic Retinopathy Resource
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Heart Disease and Diabetes

A overview of the affects of heart disease and diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Heart Disease and Diabetes
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Heart Disease and Stroke

This leaflet explains the risks of developing heart disease or having a stroke.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Heart Disease and Stroke
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Impotence

This leaflet explains what you need to know about impotence as someone with diabetes. It covers what the causes are and the available treatment.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Impotence
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Kidney Disease

This leaflet explains the risks of developing kidney disease.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Kidney Disease
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Neuropathy

This leaflet explains the risks of neuropathy.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Neuropathy
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Author: patient.co.uk
Resource Link: Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
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

Testimonial videos

People talking about their experiences with diabetes and the care they have received.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Testimonial videos
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetic Retinopathy

This video clearly presents everything you need to know about diabetic retinopathy. Through a series of animations, the viewer is taken through the journey of diabetic retinopathy.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetic Retinopathy
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Eye care testimonial

In this video Ross talks about his experiences of eye screening in Fife.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Eye care testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes Foot Screening and Foot Care

In this video you will learn about foot risk assessments which you should receive annually, and how you can look after your feet every day.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetes Foot Screening and Foot Care
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes and Foot Disease

This video gives you an introduction to diabetes and explains the effects it can have on your feet.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetes and Foot Disease
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Foot care testimonial

In this video Chris, a diabetic from Inverness, talks about his experiences of foot care.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Foot care testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Foot care video

This video shows you how to look after your feet if you have diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Foot care video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Smoking and diabetes video

This video explains the effect that smoking has on your diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Smoking and diabetes video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015


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