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Overview

Diabetes

Overview

Non-urgent advice: Please note:

While most information on this website is suitable for a national audience, our page on diabetes is aimed specifically at Somerset patients. ‘Diabetes My Way Somerset’ is for patients registered with a Somerset GP.  However, those living outside of Somerset may still find the education information helpful.

Please note:

While most information on this website is suitable for a national audience, our page on diabetes is aimed specifically at Somerset patients. ‘Diabetes My Way Somerset’ is for patients registered with a Somerset GP.  However, those living outside of Somerset may still find the education information helpful.

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.

In Somerset we have My Diabetes My Way Somerset to help you self manage your diabetes.

This provides up to date evidence-based information, and access to your diabetes results so that you can track your progress.

Patients can self-register for structured education

Patients can register for access to full electronic health records through the registration button on the DiabetesMyWay website home page.

Diabetic specialist nurses say:

“We have had very positive feedback from people with diabetes who have used the 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.