Diabetes patient leaflets


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Advice after receiving your dilating eye drops

This leaflet offers advice to patients who have had a dilated eye examination using Tropicamide 1% eye drops.

Diabetes and pregnancy

To give yourself and your baby the best start you can, you need a review of your diabetes and general health. This is provided by the diabetes team and if necessary the obstetric (pregnancy) team. This includes a pre-conception (before pregnancy) service led by a nurse specialist experienced in the care of pregnant women with diabetes. You should do this before you conceive.

Diabetic Eye Screening in Pregnancy

This leaflet explains about the South East London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Exercising during dialysis

This leaflet explains more about how exercising can help you when you are on dialysis.

GLP-1 agonists for diabetes

This leaflet discusses the use of GLP-1 agonist medicines and lifestyle changes to help manage your diabetes. It focuses on treatment goals and how we will monitor you.

Insulin - Safe use of insulin

This leaflet explains how Insulin treatment improves the quality of life for many people and saves the lives of others. It is used to lower blood glucose levels.

Insulin pump therapy

The Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust insulin pump service is provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of doctors, specialist nurses and dietitians. Our team is trained and expert in insulin pump therapy. The service is for people with Type 1 diabetes either considering or already using insulin pump therapy.

Oral glucose tolerance test during pregnancy

This leaflet explains more about having an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) during pregnancy. It also provides information on how you can prepare for the test and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Stroke patient handbook

The stroke patient handbook has been developed with the help and input of people who have had a stroke and their relatives, health and social care professionals working across Lambeth and Southwark and the voluntary sector.
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