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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.

Cast - total contact casting (TCC)

This leaflet is to give you advice about your total contact cast (TCC) which has been applied because you have a diabetic foot ulcer, Charcot foot, or other foot condition.

Collecting blood using a blood spot card

This leaflet explains how to collect blood using a lancing device and a blood spot card.

Diabetes and pregnancy booklet

This leaflet gives information for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are considering pregnancy.

Diabetic Eye Screening in Pregnancy

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

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.

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.
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