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Medication - Insulin

This section provides details of insulin types, names,time/action profiles and injection technique. These resources will help you to identify which type of insulin you are using, learn how it works and therefore be more accurate with your dose adjustment. Always ensure you know how to manage your insulin or other diabetes medications, blood or urine tests, and diet.


Hands on Insulin

This is an interactive resource that covers diabetes and insulin. Through a series of animations and informative text, it covers how insulin works, why insulin, living with insulin therapy, and diabetes and pregnancy.
Author: NovoNordisk
Resource Link: Hands on Insulin
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

D:UDEs (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: D:UDEs (Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events)
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

Diabetes Explained

This leaflet explains what diabetes is. It also explains the difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetes Explained
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

Blood Sugar Testing

This leaflet explains what blood sugar testing is and why it is required for people with diabetes. It covers what the numbers mean, how to control your blood sugar level and how and when to test your blood. In addition, it provides information on what to do if your blood sugar is high or low.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Blood Sugar Testing
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

Insulin Injection Technique

A brief guide to insulin injection techniques.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Insulin Injection Technique
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

Insulin Action Profiles

This is a brief guide to the types of insulin and how long each type of insulin lasts over a 24 hour period.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Insulin Action Profiles
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

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

Insulin pumps

Helpful travel information for people who use insulin pumps.
Author: my diabetes my way / Western General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Resource Link: Insulin pumps
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

Dafne

DAFNE is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes and provides people with the skills necessary to estimate the carbohydrate in each meal and to inject the right dose of insulin.
Author: Dafne.uk.com
Resource Link: Dafne
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

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: 15/12/2016

From Pills to Insulin Video

This video provides a comprehensive guide to making the change from pills to insulin. The video has been broken into bite sized chunks to make it easier to view.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: From Pills to Insulin Video
Last date of review: 15/12/2016

AIDA

AIDA is a resource that you can download and allows you to simulate a number of aspects about diabetes. Such as the glucose-insulin interaction and insulin dosage and dietary adjustment in diabetes mellitus.
Author: AIDA
Resource Link: AIDA
Last date of review: 15/12/2016


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