Diabetes Help and Support

Diabetes Help and Support

Where can you get help for diabetes?

If you’ve been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes you may be feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot of information to take in and you may not be sure where to start. Even if you’ve been living with diabetes for a while you might still be unsure of the best ways to manage your diabetes.

We can help

Your neighbourhood Pharmacist at LloydsPharmacy can help if you are unsure about the medication you’re taking, want advice on how to sleep better or you need any other information. You don’t need an appointment and they can give you expert advice and support to help you.

 

Diabetes.co.uk offers helpful advice and information for those diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There’s everything you need from recipes and diet advice to the best ways to keep active and information on how to manage your diabetes. There is also a forum where you can talk to others with diabetes to find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Find our more at diabetes.co.uk/forum/.

 

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation aims to raise awareness of diabetes and provides support to people living with the condition. It is a good source of information for parents and carers of those living with diabetes. Visit drwf.org.uk or call 023 92 637808.

 

InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) is run by patients living with diabetes and offers support to entire families, it also raises awareness of the condition and helps others understand it. Visit iddt.org or call 01604 622837.

 

Diabetes UK has active support groups working locally all over the country. Groups typically meet once a month, but they often also take part in many other activities such as fundraising, campaigning and raising awareness. Visit diabetes.org.uk or call 0345 123 2399. To find out what’s going on in your area visit diabetes.org.uk/in_your_area.

 

Healthcare services tailored to you

We offer a range of healthcare services in store that can help you manage your diabetes. Just visit your local LloydsPharmacy or .

 

Medicines Check Up A FREE Medicines Check Up helps you fully understand your medication, particularly if you are taking multiple medicines. It involves a private face-to-face consultation with our Pharmacist and will take about 15 minutes.

 

Blood Pressure Check A FREE Blood Pressure Check which can look for early signs of heart disease. Our quick and easy testing service can help you manage your blood pressure and our healthcare team can help you to understand your readings.

 

Cholesterol and Heart Check A Cholesterol and Heart Check is a 15-minute check that can identify your risk of developing heart disease in the next ten years. It measures your cholesterol levels, your blood pressure, BMI and is followed by a review of your lifestyle. Your results will be reviewed, and you will be given a personalised action plan on how to keep your heart healthy.

 

Stop Smoking Our Stop Smoking Service offers you the chance to discuss your goals with our healthcare team who can give expert advice on boosting your willpower, avoiding your smoking triggers, and controlling your nicotine cravings as well as on the best Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products to help you quit.

 

We offer a FREE Pain Management Service to assess how your pain is affecting your lifestyle. It involves a private, one-to-one consultation with an expert from our healthcare team. They’ll assess your pain and give you immediate, personalised recommendations, as well as ongoing support. They may advise on simple adjustments to your current medication, or to your lifestyle, that could help.

 

 

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