Resources for patients with Diabetes

Diabetes UK are regularly updating their advice for people with diabetes regarding coronavirus.

TREND (a UK working group of diabetes nurses) have recently updated their sick day rules leaflets in view of the coronavirus outbreak:

Type 1 Diabetes: What to do when you are ill

Type 2 Diabetes: What to do when you are ill

At Ide Lane Surgery we will be providing support and care for your ongoing diabetes management if you are unwell. Patients can contact the surgery via e-consult or by phone.

For patients with Type 1 diabetes the diabetes specialist nurse is available for advice for managing blood glucose levels if you are unwell. This is accessed through the hospital switchboard 01392 411611 – Operator – then ask to be put through to “the diabetes nurse on call”.

The team here at Ide Lane Surgery hope you will remain healthy through this time & have put together some resources below to help you to keep your diabetes well managed from home.

Diabetes UK is a fantastic resource with accurate up to date information and online forums to connect with others:

Dietary resources


Weight loss support

The NHS Choices 12 week plan is full of information about how to use your diet to help you with your weight:

And they have an email support facility

With resources to suit everyone



10 minute workouts

Strength and Flexibility exercise plan which can be completed indoors

NHS Fitness Studio videos

Fun ways for children to get their daily 60 minutes of physical activity – check out the Shake Up games!



As ever smoking cessation is one of the number one factors in improving health. Here are some resources you can access from home. Here are some resources:

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