Diabetes - how we help

Sir,

Diabetes affects around 3 million people in the UK and no doubt many of your readers will have the condition. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are different, but both are serious conditions which are not always easy to manage or to live with. Sometimes it can be helpful for people with diabetes and their families to talk about their worries and fears with someone who listens with some understanding. Some people feel they need more information to help them to have a better understanding of their diabetes.

Our charity has a Helpline to offer people with diabetes and their families emotional support and a listening ear. We do not offer medical advice, but we can provide information over the phone or free written information on many aspects of diabetes. We also have free quarterly Newsletters, a booklet ‘Understanding Your Diabetes’ which provides information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and how they are treated and a very popular booklet, ‘Diabetes – Everyday Eating’ with 28 days of meal plans. These are especially useful for people who have been recently diagnosed.

I hope that your readers will call our Helpline on 01604 622837,available 9.00 am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or e-mail kevin@iddtinternational.org

Yours,

Jenny Hirst

Co-Chair

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust [IDDT]

PO Box 294

Northampton

NN1 4XS

Tel 01604 622837

www.iddtinternational.org