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Lifestyle

This section explains how diabetes can affect your lifestyle. You may need to change your eating and exercise habits. You may be unsure how diabetes can affect your job, social life, travel or driving. Here we look at these lifestyle issues.


DUDEs Diabetes Understanding Daily Events

D:UDEs (Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events) is a section of MDMW aimed at young people with type 1 diabetes. It gives information on how to do the things you want to do in daily life, and look after your diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: DUDEs Diabetes Understanding Daily Events
Last date of review: 30/11/2016

Type 1 Resource: Bertie Online

This course provides advice on pregnancy, pumps, mental health and driving for those with type 1.
Author: Bertie
Resource Link: Type 1 Resource: Bertie Online
Last date of review: 25/01/2017

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: 07/08/2015

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

Footwear advice

This leaflet gives you advice about wearing the most appropriate shoes, taking into account the shape of your feet and your diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way / Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group
Resource Link: Footwear advice
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Holiday feet

This leaflet contains advice to help you to care for your feet yourself while enjoying your holiday.
Author: my diabetes my way / Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group
Resource Link: Holiday feet
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Exercise

This leaflet explains the importance of exercise in the treatment of diabetes. It includes suggested activities and provides a week by week guide to getting fit.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Exercise
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Types of Activity

This leaflet explains the different forms physical activity can take such as swimming, gardening and doing house work.
Author: my diabetes my way / Time 2 Act
Resource Link: Types of Activity
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Employment

This leaflet explains how diabetes might effect your employment, including occupations not available for people taking insulin.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Employment
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Bureaucracy

Some useful information on the documentation you will need when travelling.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Bureaucracy
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diet & Alcohol

Some tips to help you enjoy the local cuisine while travelling.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Diet & Alcohol
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Getting there

Things to consider during a journey.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Getting there
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Keeping well when away

Some advice on how to keep your health in check while you are away.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Keeping well when away
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Preparation

A checklist to help prepare for a journey or holiday.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Preparation
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Time Zones and Insulin

Advice on how to manage your insulin while travelling across time zones.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Time Zones and Insulin
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Travelling with Insulin

Information on storing and transporting your insulin.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Travelling with Insulin
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Alcohol

This leaflet explains what you need to know about alcohol as someone with diabetes. It covers what sensible drinking limits are, what precautions you should take and what to do to try and prevent a hypo while drinking.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Alcohol
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Driving

This leaflet explains what you need to know about driving as someone with diabetes. It covers potential risks such as having a hypo. This leaflet also includes the implications for your car insurance and the DVLA.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Driving
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Managing diabetes at a music festival

This leaflet gives advice on how to look after your diabetes at a music festival while still having a good time.
Author: NHS Lothian
Resource Link: Managing diabetes at a music festival
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Medical Rules for Driving

A guide for drivers with diabetes treated by tablets and or diet.
Author: Directgov
Resource Link: Medical Rules for Driving
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Ramadan

This leaflet explains what you need to know about Ramadan as someone with diabetes. It covers suggestions for people controlling their diabetes by diet and exercise, diet, exercise and tablets, and insulin (with or without tablets).
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Ramadan
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Travelling with Insulin Pump Therapy

This resource will provide information on the best ways to travel with an insulin pump.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Travelling with Insulin Pump Therapy
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Carbohydrate counting & insulin

A practical guide to support you through your diabetes treatment plan.
Author: Diabetes in Scotland
Resource Link: Carbohydrate counting & insulin
Last date of review: 27/01/2017

Get Active Your Way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine.
Author: NHS
Resource Link: Get Active Your Way
Last date of review: 15/02/2016

Diabetes and Travel

This leaflet provides information on managing your diabetes during travel.
Author: Trend
Resource Link: Diabetes and Travel
Last date of review: 26/01/2017

Adopting a healthier lifestyle video

This video gives advice and recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes on how to have a healthier lifestyle.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Adopting a healthier lifestyle video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Healthy eating video

In this video a chef and dietician show you some healthy meals and how to prepare them.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Healthy eating video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Supermarket tour video

In this video a dietitian explains food labels and suggests healthier alternatives to some common foods which are high in fat and sugar.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Supermarket tour video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Holidays and diabetes video

This video gives advice for people with type 2 diabetes when they are travelling.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Holidays and diabetes 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

Lifestyle and type 2 diabetes

The lifestyle people lead can increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This video is available in English and Urdu.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Lifestyle and type 2 diabetes
Last date of review: 07/08/2015


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