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Medication - Non-insulin Drugs

This section provides details of diabetes tablets and non-insulin injections, including administration guidance and injection technique. Always ensure you know how to manage your insulin or other diabetes medications, blood or urine tests, and diet


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

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: 07/08/2015

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: 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

Tablets

This leaflet explains some of the different tablets you may take or hear about as someone with diabetes. It also covers what to do if you forget a tablet or are ill.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Tablets
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

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

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

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: 07/08/2015


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