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Living with Diabetes

This section contains diaries, testimonials and videos of patients living with diabetes sharing their experiences. Individuals living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus talk about the challenges they have encountered since diagnosis.


Diabetes and Menopause

This resource will explain some of the affects diabetes can have in relation to menopause.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetes and Menopause
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: 13/08/2015

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: 10/05/2017

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: 13/08/2015

Employer tips #TypeUncut

Diabetes doesn’t stop us from being successful in the workplace and getting the jobs we want.. but how much does your employer understand about your Type 1? The #type1uncut team share some of their advice for employers
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: Employer tips #TypeUncut
Last date of review: 15/02/2016

Progressive care testimonial

In this video Bruce talks about the care he has received in West Lothian as his diabetes has progressed.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Progressive care testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

The type 2 journey testimonial

In this video Marilyn, from Edinburgh, talks about her journey as a type 2 diabetic.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: The type 2 journey testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Managing diabetes video

This video gives you information on how type 2 diabetes is managed as it progresses.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Managing diabetes video
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

Depression testimonial

In this video Shazia, a type 1 diabetic from Glasgow, talks about her experiences of depression and the care she received.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Depression testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Remote living testimonial

In this video Phillippa talks about the diabetes care she receives on the Isle of Skye.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Remote living testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015


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