Newly diagnosed with Diabetes?

When newly diagnosed with diabetes, most people find themselves in a state of shock. However, being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t prevent you from leading a ‘normal’ life and Diabetes UK has a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK.

Telephone: 0345 123 2399

Facebook: diabetesuk

Twitter: @diabetesuk

Website: www.diabetes.org.uk

Email: helpline@diabetes.org.uk

Berkshire Foot Care Service (Podiatry)

It’s especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling. This can mean foot injuries do not heal well, and you may not notice if your foot is sore or injured.

Berkshire Foot Care Service can help you treat and manage conditions and diseases that affect your foot and lower limbs, helping you stay mobile and prevent any future complications.

Website: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

Berkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

All patients aged 12 and over, with a diagnosis of diabetes should participate in the diabetic eye screening programme. This is the best way to ensure that risk of losing your sight is managed. Patients who have had bariatric surgery or no longer show the symptoms of diabetes should still attend for screening.

Telephone: 0300 365 3937

Website: Berkshire Diabetic Eye Screening

Further information: Sick Day Rules

Living with Diabetes

To find out about living with Diabetes please visit the NHS Choices website.