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Welcome On this site you'll find useful information regarding the diabetes services in our area, latest news and events and links to useful resources including our unique patient forum. This site is ...

Your Diabetes

Your DiabetesIf you have diabetes, or are a carer or relative with someone with diabetes, it is important to understand how to manage diabetes and what care you should expect to receive throughout you ...

Guide to Your Diabetes

Guide to Your Diabetes Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is because your pancreas does not produce any in ...

Type 1

Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin. Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 p ...

Insulin Titration

Insulin TitrationWorking out the right amount of insulin to take can often be quite a daunting task. People injecting insulin are advised to alter their insulin doses depending on a variety of factors ...

Thinking About Insulin Pump Therapy

Thinking About Insulin Pump Therapy?Continuous Sub cutaneous Insulin infusion (CSII) or Insulin pump therapy allows a programmed continuous delivery of insulin through an external pump which can be ad ...

Type 2

Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (kno ...

Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia (hypo) Hypoglycaemia (hypo) occurs when the level of glucose in the blood falls too low, usually below 4 mmol/l. People with diabetes who take insulin and/or certain diabetes med ...

Driving

DrivingHaving diabetes does not mean you have to give up driving, but it does mean that you need to plan in advance before you get behind the wheel. Complications associated with diabetes can affect y ...

DVLA

If you are on a diabetes medication that requires you to inform the DVLA, (see table) it is your responsibility to do so. Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) can lead to confusion and affect yo ...

Safe driving tips

Safe Driving TipsDo not drive if your blood glucose is less than 5 mmol/l and you are taking a diabetes treatment that can cause hypos, if it is take a long acting (starchy) carbohydrate snack prior t ...

Diabetes and Travel

Diabetes and TravelPlanning to travel? This information covers your journey, time zone changes, while you are away, travelling with an insulin pump or a continuous glucose monitoring system and also ...

The Adult Insulin Passport

Insulin PassportThe adult patient's passport to safer use of insulin The Insulin passport was first developed by NHS Diabetes and supported by Diabetes UK to improve patient safety by empowering ...

Illness Management

Illness ManagementSick Day Rules for People with Diabetes People with diabetes don't get ill any more often than other people, but illness and infections can push up blood glucose and can often mak ...

Diabetes and Admission to Hospital

Admission to HospitalWe aim to enable you to manage your own diabetes whilst in hospital wherever possible as we appreciate that it is a source of frustration and anxiety when control is taken away fr ...

Pregnancy

Diabetes in PregnancyWomen with diabetes, (type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes) have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies and for most women is a very positive experience. If you are planning to ...

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational DiabetesGestational diabetes (GDM) is a type of diabetes that arises during pregnancy (usually in the second or third trimester). GDM occurs because the body cannot produce eno ...

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic RetinopathyDiabetic Retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye, known as the retina. If it is not treat ...

Diabetes Podiatry Service

Diabetes Podiatry ServiceDiabetes is a long term condition that can cause foot problems. Some of the problems can occur because the nerves and the blood vessels supplying the feet are damaged. This ca ...

Healthy living

Healthy living A healthy life-style is recommended for everyone. This includes following a healthy diet, keeping active and maintaining a healthy weight. For up to date information on specific aspe ...

Alcohol

AlcoholThe guidelines for sensible drinking are the same for people with and without diabetes. Recommendations Men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day. Women should ...

Healthy eating

Healthy eating The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You do not need to achieve this balance with every meal ...

Keeping active

Keeping active Research has shown that moderate activity which raises your heartbeat and makes you feel warm and slightly out of breath for 30 minutes 5 times a week, done in bursts of at leas ...

Managing your weight

Managing your weightIf you are overweight you have a higher risk of diabetes, complications associated with diabetes as well as other health conditions such as heart disease, osteo-arthritis and some ...

Stopping smoking

Stopping smokingGiving up smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, especially if you have diabetes. 'Every cigarette costs 11 minutes of your life' (British Medical Journa ...

Impaired glucose tolerance

Impaired glucose toleranceWhat is impaired glucose tolerance? If you have impaired glucose tolerance, your blood glucose is raised beyond the normal range but it is not so hi ...

Your services

Your servicesYork Diabetes & Endocrine Services We run a patient centred service for adults, teenagers and children, comprising:- General Outpatient clinics in Diabetes, Endocrinology, Metabolic ...

Diabetes UK - Local Support Group

Please follow the link below to find information regarding the York & District local support group for adults http://york-adult.diabetesukgroup.org/ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday in t ...

Children/young people services

Children/young people services The Children and Young People's Diabetes Multi-disciplinary team provides an integrated service for children and young people with diabetes from the time of diagnosis ...

Model of Care

Model of Care The new diabetes service for the Vale of York aims to deliver an integrated seamless service for people with diabetes. Primary care, community and hospital teams will work closely toget ...

Primary Care Management

Primary Care Management Your primary care team will be responsible for organising your annual diabetes reviews and interim reviews as needed, and planning your care with you. They will be well ...

Community Diabetes Team

Community Diabetes TeamThe Community Diabetes Team (CDT) is a recent development and specifically formed to help provide diabetes care closer to peoples homes. Traditionally people with diabetes ...

Complex Care Services

Complex Care ServicesThe specialist diabetes service is provided at the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, York Hospital. A comprehensive range of specialist diabetes services are provided h ...

Health Professionals

Health Professionals This section is primarily for Health Professionals who care for people with Diabetes - please click on the left of this page for areas of interest.York Community Diabetes Service ...

Prevention

PreventionThis section will be developed to provide up to date guidance on preventing type 2 diabetes. Please click on the link provided for the current NICE guidance on the identification and inte ...

Dietary recommendations

Dietary recommendationsDiet and Lifestyle advice is the cornerstone treatment in the management of diabetes. It essential to ensure all patients with diabetes receive nutrition and lifestyle advice ...

Professional Development

Professional DevelopmentIn this section you will find diabetes related educational material and updates for healthcare professionals.            In this section you will find diabe ...

Research/ What's new

Research/ What's newIn this section you will find updates regarding diabetes including new treatments and other research developments. York Hospital is not currently involved in diabetes research ...

HEAL Referral Form

Handover of the YorWellbeing Exercise Referral Programme (formerly known as HEAL)  From 1 st July 2018 the exercise referral programme in York will cease to be operated by City of York Cou ...

Structured Education

Structured EducationAll people with diabetes, either recently diagnosed or those with pre existing diabetes, should receive the education and support they need to enable them to manage their own diabe ...

Care Planning

Care PlanningNICE quality standards for diabetes state that people with diabetes should participate in annual care planning which leads to documented agreed goals and an action plan. Care planning i ...

Model of Care

Model of CareThe new diabetes service for the Vale of York aims to deliver an integrated seamless service for people with diabetes. Primary care, community and hospital teams will work closely t ...

Diagnosis

DiagnosisThe following guidance is provided for the diagnosis of diabetes: Normal - Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) ...

Guidelines

GuidelinesThis section aims to provide detailed guidance on the management of Diabetes and related complications. Please click on the links provided to download information on current NICE guidance ...

Diabetes Renal Disease Guidance

Diabetes Renal Disease The Joint Diabetes Renal Service at York Hospital: comprises of: Consultant Nephrologist, Diabetologist and Diabetes Nurse Specialist. In addition Multi-Disciplinary Team ...

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic RetinopathyThe North Yorkshire NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme was introduced to reduce the risk of vision loss in people with diabetes. If retinopathy is detected early enough, it can b ...

In-Patient Care

In-Patient CareThis year has seen great developments in the provision of Inpatient Diabetes care across our Trust. Two new full time Diabetes Specialist Nurses have been appointed. Sarah Kelly and H ...

Foot Care

Diabetes Podiatry ServiceDiabetes is a long term condition that can cause foot problems. Some of the problems can occur because the nerves and the blood vessels supplying the feet are damaged. This ca ...

Care Pathways

Care pathwaysIn this section please find below link to the care pathways for:- Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Emergency Care Care Pathways[1].pdf (44.1KB) Please use this link below fo ...

Blood Glucose Meters - Guide

Blood Glucose Meters - GuideBlood glucose (BG) measurement is critical for many to ensure optimal diabetes control especially for people using insulin or similar agents that can cause hypoglycaemia. T ...

Contacts

Contacts Any comments or suggestions to improve this website - please use the e-mail address below. Community Diabetes Team Adminstrator: Helen Gilbertson, The Diabetes Centre, York Teaching Hos ...

Food and Recipes

Food and Recipes   You do not need special 'diabetic foods', (e.g. jams, marmalades, biscuits, cakes, sweets, chocolates) because you have diabetes. Many of these products are not very tasty, th ...

Animas Sports Weekend 2014

Life stories Animas Sports Weekend 2014.... ....What difference can a weekend really make? Craig has Type 1 Diabetes and recently attended the 2014 Animas Sports Weekend at Loughborough University. ...

Social Media - xDrip and the Future

Social Media, #xDrip and BG Levels on your watch! Over the past couple of years I've found social media to be a useful platform to share experiences, problems, solutions and general support with oth ...

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