Diabetes Care for You is a service for adults living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and registered with a GP practice in the Brighton and Hove and High Weald, Lewes and Havens area. This service helps people to live well with diabetes by offering advice, support and help with diabetes management and meeting personalised goals.
The diabetes team
The team brings together consultants, diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, podiatrists and psychologists, all of whom specialise in care for people with diabetes. The team works with you to explore your health needs, and to help you to understand and manage your diabetes in the best way possible.
The service has close links with hospital based diabetes services to ensure that if needed, you will have access to all of the services and further specialist clinicians your condition requires.
What we offer
We also provide advice and education to GPs and practice nurses to help them provide extra support for people with diabetes in primary care.
Patient insulin dose adjustment information sheets
To be completed for patient use on an individual basis with the support of a healthcare professional competent in advising on insulin dose adjustment.
Once daily intermediate acting insulin - evening
Once daily intermediate acting insulin - morning
Once daily long acting insulin
Once daily ultra long acting insulin
Twice daily intermediate acting insulin
More resources and information
Diagnostic criteria for diabetes routine cases
Download our diabetes service user group information sheet
Download our patient leaflet - young people transitioning to adulthood
Diabetes education and work letter
Sick day rules and ketone testing for patients with type 1 diabetes
Ketone testing guidelines for healthcare professionals
Pump referral screening information
Referrals are usually made by your GP to this service, but the service can also be accessed through a referral from a hospital team or other healthcare professional.
If you are being supported by the service and have a query about your care or you are not being supported by the service and would like to know more you can contact the team through dedicated Patient Care Advisors on 0300 303 8066.
If you need urgent help
Diabetes Care for You is not an urgent or emergency service. If you need urgent help:
When our Patient Care Advisors contact you to arrange an appointment, you may be offered a range of locations including: