Diabetes Education Resources for Patients

The resources on this page are for people with type 2 diabetes. There are leaflets, links and videos to national and local services in Derby and Derbyshire. Please feel free to look at these and save any that you find helpful in self-managing your diabetes.

Resources and Links:

These websites might be helpful to support you.

Diabetes UK - The leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK.

Diabetes UK Helpline - a helpline for all people with diabetes, their family or friends, and people who are worried they might be at risk. It is a confidential helpline run by highly trained advisors.

You can call them on: 0345 123 2399  Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

You can also send an email to helpline@diabetes.org.uk

Diabetes UK Recipes - Please click here for over 500 recipe ideas https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/recipes

X-PERT Health – Patient education programme to help prevent or manage diabetes.  

Live Life Better Derbyshire (LLBD) – A weight management, stop smoking and wellbeing service to help people in Derbyshire to live healthily.

Livewell Derby – A weight management service to support people in Derby City to live healthily.  

Healthier You – The NHS diabetes prevention programme.  

NHS Healthy Living Programme - free NHS Diabetes Education app for people living with type 2 diabetes. 

Know Your Risk of Type 2 diabetes – A calculator to predict your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Services - Mental health helpline and support.

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership - support for people experiencing alcohol or drug related issues.

Cost of Living Support- lots of information and advice, to help make sure that you're getting all the help that you are entitled to.

Resources for People with Diabetes and a Learning Disability

Diabetes Information - Lots of leaflets about living with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes - A booklet about living with type 2 diabetes.

The Learning Disability Register - Find out how to get extra support when you visit your doctor.

Annual Health Checks - Find out how to have your health checked each year.

Having a Blood Test - A leaflet explaining how a blood test is done.

Looking After Your Teeth - A leaflet explaining how to take care of your teeth.

Looking After Your Feet - A leaflet explaining how to take care of your feet.

Diabetes and Your Eyes - A leaflet about your eyes when you have diabetes.

Diabetic Eye Screening Information - A leaflet about eye screening for people with diabetes.

Pregnancy Eye Screening Information - A leaflet about eye screening for women who are pregnant and have diabetes.


Watch this video to find out about type 2 diabetes:

Watch this video to find out more about common symptoms of diabetes and what causes them:

This video looks at eating well with type 2 diabetes: