Diabetes resources launched for healthcare professionals
Healthcare professionals are being urged to understand more about diabetes and the related complications as part of a new campaign.
Be in the Know has been launched by Diabetes UK to raise awareness of the condition, and its devastating complications, among members of the public and clinicians. A dedicated page for healthcare professionals with diabetes-related resources has also been launched.
Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK said: “Every week, diabetes leads to 30 people developing sight loss and over 169 amputations. But only 17 per cent of people in the UK think that diabetes is serious.
“We need to challenge the view that diabetes isn’t anything to worry about. With your help, we can change people’s views on diabetes and help prevent these devastating complications. Through explaining the risk of complications to patients and using our helpful resources, you can help us create a world where diabetes can do no harm.”
The resources include top tips on how healthcare professionals and patients can openly discuss diabetes and Information Prescriptions which include easy-to-read explanations, clear images and individual goals to help better diabetes management. Diabetes UK has released two new Information Prescriptions to talk about diabetes and feet as part of the campaign.