Diabetes care during coronavirus | Diabetes UK
Information about the coronavirus vaccine
We know that this is a worrying time and that lots of people are asking questions about the coronavirus vaccines and what it means for them. You can find out what we know about the coronavirus vaccines, including how they work and when they will be available for people with diabetes on the Diabetes UK website.
This information will be regularly updated to make sure it is current. If you have diabetes, we strongly encourage you to get the coronavirus vaccine and take whichever vaccine you're offered. This is because people with diabetes are vulnerable to developing a severe illness if they do get coronavirus, and vaccines are the most effective way to prevent that from happening.
Your diabetes care during coronavirus
A new print and web resource to help people with diabetes understand what care they should be receiving during the pandemic is now available. It’s called ‘Your diabetes care during coronavirus’. The information can be accessed on the Diabetes UK website and a downloadable version is available here.
New advice for people preparing for remote appointments
New content is now available on the Diabetes UK website, offering advice to people with diabetes who are preparing for remote appointments. The page also has a downloadable version which is available here.
Ongoing advice and support
Please remember that anyone affected by diabetes can continue to access information and support through the following channels:
- Diabetes UK’s regional Facebook Group - Diabetes UK chat: Your Friends in the North
- Diabetes UK’s Helpline - 0345 123 2399* (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
- Email - email@example.com
- Diabetes UK - Coronavirus and diabetes
- Diabetes UK - Learning Zone
*Calls to 0345 numbers cost no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes on mobile phones and discount schemes. Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute. Calls from landlines and mobiles to 0345 numbers are included in free call packages. Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.
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