Type 1 Diabetes
Would you like support to manage your Type 1 Diabetes?
When you are first diagnosed I recommend that your initial care and education on insulin and carbohydrates should be provided by a multidisciplinary team at your local hospital or community service.
However I am also able to provide advice and support for carbohydrate counting and healthy lifestyle for Type 1 diabetes. **
A Starting out Type 1 Diabetes session will help you become more confident about looking after yourself with Type 1 Diabetes. Topics include what care to expect, carbohydrate foods and insulin, and healthy lifestyle.
If you would like to be more confident with Carbohydrate Counting, in these sessions we look at working out how much carbohydrate you are eating and how that works with your insulin and lifestyle. There is also the option of a Healthy Eating what works? session, a more detailed session about what approaches have evidence for improving health and reducing the long term complications of diabetes.
* Please note that this service is complementary to your normal NHS diabetes care. If you are feeling unwell, you should contact your GP surgery or NHS 111 for advice.
** As I dietitian I am well qualified and experienced to discuss how your medication works with your food and lifestyle. However any changes to your oral medications or insulin doses need to be made in consultation with the health professional who has prescribed this medication, usually a doctor or prescribing specialist nurse.