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Are you an insulin dependent diabetic? Are you struggling to manage your diabetes during the Covid-19 pandemic?

A New Helpline has been set up by NHS England and NHS Improvement in response to disruption to normal services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate advice from a team of clinical advisors. Whether they or a member of their household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline can provide clinical advice to help them understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

The helpline is accessible via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399. It is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm.

NHS Diabetes Advice supports adults living with either type of diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition, and who require clinical advice on topics such as: Hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycaemia, Sick day rules and Missed injections.

However, the service is not intended to replace routine care, support paediatric patients or support pregnant patients. These patients are advised to contact their own doctor or care team.