Diabetes Resources

Diabetes UK and Diabetes Federation of Ireland

The leading UK and Irish charities helping people with diabetes, providing information (including diabetes identity cards) and supporting research.

Diabetes UK Central Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7424 1000
E:  info@diabetes.org.uk

Diabetes UK Careline:
T: +44 (0)845 120 2960
E:  careline@diabetes.org.uk

Diabetes Federation of Ireland:
T: +353 1 836 3022
E:  info@diabetes.ie

Diabetes Federation of Ireland Helpline:
T: +353 1 850 909 909

The charities Diabetes UK and Diabetes Federation of Ireland offer free support including access to counsellors with an understanding of depression.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research.
T: +44 (0)20 7713 2030
E:  info@jdrf.org.uk

Driving and Diabetes

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you must notify the DVLA (in the UK) or Department of Transport (Ireland).  After completing a form you'll be issued with a licence valid for 1-3 years.  You must also inform your motor insurance company.

T: +44 (0)870 600 0301
Drivers Abroad: +44 (0)1792 786369
E:  eftd@dvla.gsi.gov.uk

T: +353 1 670 7444
Local: 1890 443 311
E:  info@transport.ie

The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

Important Note: The content of this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Do not disregard your doctor's advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this website.


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