Diabetes

Diabetes Advice Documents

Advice leaflets for diabetic patients.

Brigstowe Diabetes Peer Support

If you have type 2 diabetes and live in Bristol, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, Brigstowe peer mentor service can help you take control of your health.

Their peer mentors also have type 2 diabetes and want to meet with you to share their own experience of living with the condition. They will provide you with the right information and support to help you learn more about diabetes and live well.

Telephone: Robyn on 0117 955 5038

Website: www.brigstowe.org/diabetes

Email: info@brigstowe.org

NHS Diabetes Advice helpline during Covid-19 pandemic

You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399, Monday-Friday from 09:00-18:00.

Please find further information: www.orchardmedicalcentre.co.uk/practice_news

NHS Diabetes Advice – Helpline poster

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme provides free support to people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. Check whether you’re at risk and then self-refer yourself by completing the free ‘Know Your Risk’ tool.

Website: www.riskscore.diabetes.org.uk

Moving from FreeStyle Libre system to FreeStyle Libre 2 system

You are currently prescribed the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system in line with the local prescribing policy. We would like to bring to your attention that the ‘FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system’ is now available and you will be automatically moved over to it.

For more information on the FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system, please view the Moving from FreeStyle Libre system to FreeStyle Libre 2 system  information letter (PDF).

Diabetes Support

Four groups form the Bristol Diabetes Support Network with the Bristol East group, meeting six times a year at The Beechwood Club in Fishponds.

Telephone: 07805 803761

Website: diabetesbristol.org.uk

Email: st@diabetesbristol.org.uk