If you need to talk to someone about diabetes…..
Make an appointment to see your GP
The doctors and nurses at your practice can talk to you about your treatment and refer you to a specialist if they think you need extra help.
Contact Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK has a dedicated diabetes helpline for people with diabetes and their friends and family.
You can also exchange knowledge and experiences with other people with diabetes, family and carers through the Diabetes UK Support Forum.
Join your local Diabetes UK support group where you can meet other people living with diabetes and share experiences.
Visit the NHS website
It can be hard for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know which websites to trust, so NHS England has made it easier by collecting all the useful NHS-trusted links in one place. The pages will help people with Type 1 diabetes to gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition. Click here to visit the NHS website.
Call NHS 111 for urgent help or advice
If you urgently need medical help or advice and you don’t know who to call or your GP is not available dial 111.
This service is for people who need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. It’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
If your child has diabetes and you need help in an emergency call your local hospital and ask for the children’s ward
Ashford – William Harvey Hospital
Dartford – Darent Valley Hospital
Gillingham – Medway Maritime Hospital
Margate – Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Adult emergencies – dial 999
If you have a genuine life-threatening emergency always dial 999.