Informing diabetes sufferers

It is sometimes the case that people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes come away from appointments with health professionals feeling confused about their treatment, or it may be that they haven’t asked the questions they wanted to ask.

This can be for a variety of reasons, such as “I didn’t want to bother the doctor” or “Once I was there, I forgot to ask”, and many more.

We are a registered charity and our latest free newsletters – for people using insulin and with Type 2 diabetes on diet and tablets – aim to give people information and support so that they can get the most out of their appointments with their healthcare professionals. There are tips on how to manage the actual appointment or consultation effectively, your rights as a patient, the standards of care you should expect and what to do if things go wrong.

We are happy send out these free newsletters to your readers if they contact the Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) on 01604 622837, email or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS.

Jenny Hirst