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Diabetes Care for You

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

  • Annual review and ongoing support and care for people with Type 1 diabetes, including close working with paediatric teams for young people moving into adult services.
  • Support and treatment for people that need extra help to manage their diabetes, including insulin and GLP-1 initiation for people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Group diabetes education sessions.
  • Emotional and psychological care to support diabetes self-management and general wellbeing.
  • Specialised support for women with diabetes that are trying to conceive.

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

Twice daily mixed insulin

More resources and information

Diagnostic criteria for diabetes routine cases

Download our diabetes service user group information sheet

Download our patient leaflet

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

Home blood pressure diary

Pump referral screening information

Statins for people with diabetes

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • Portslade
    • Peacehaven
    • Newhaven
    • Lewes
    • Uckfield
    • Crowborough
  • How To Access:

    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.

  • Contact Details:

    If you are supported by the service and have a query about your care or are not being supported by the service but would like to know more, you can contact the team through our Diabetes Admin Hub on 0300 373 1886 and they will assist you with your query.

    If you need urgent help

    Diabetes Care for You is not an urgent or emergency service. If you need urgent help:

    • In an emergency, go to A&E or dial 999
    • Contact your GP immediately or call NHS 111 if your surgery is closed
  • Opening Hours:

    The Diabetes Care For You Service operates Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm however please note the phone lines differ and are open Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm.

  • How to find us:

    When our dedicated Admin Hub contact you to arrange an appointment, you may be offered a range of locations including:

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