Whatever type of diabetes you have, managing your diabetes can be challenging. Mixed messages regarding what to eat and what not to eat can be confusing. It is important to understand that different dietary approaches suit different people.
In Somerset we have My Diabetes My Way Somerset to help people to self manage their diabetes.
This site provides;
- Up to date evidence based information
- Access to self directed online structured education courses
- Access to your diabetes related health records
Please access the website for instructions on how to register. Although ‘My Diabetes My Way Somerset’ is for people registered with a Somerset GP, those outside of Somerset may still find the information helpful.
Diabetes Specialist Nurses say:
“We have had very positive feedback from people with diabetes who have used the My Diabetes My Way website.”
Diabetes help during COVID-19 outbreak
Given the current COVID situation, a lot of people with diabetes will be isolated at home and may not be able to access their usual health care support or attend face to face education. Patients can access over 200 educational resources and full QISMET accredited online structured education (for Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, GDM and insulin pumps) through the Somerset MyDiabetesMyWay website.
The MyDiabetesMyWay website also has advice specific to COVID which we will continue to update and links through to sick day rules.