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Information Policy

Content on this website – like all the information we publish – undergoes a vigorous checking process to make sure that as far as possible it is factually accurate and supported by research evidence. Diabetes UK provides referenced information as appropriate.

We draw on our Council of Healthcare Professionals, experts in the field, people with diabetes, external organisations and staff to identify information needs on: diabetes, diabetes care, research, policies, and campaigning. Staff who research and write such information are:

  • healthcare professionals (state registered nurses, state registered dietitians and specialists in health promotion)
  • information scientists
  • policy makers

We consult external experts on all information before publication, including:

  • people with diabetes
  • consultant diabetologists and GPs
  • diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs)
  • dietitians
  • scientific researchers
  • information scientists
  • policy officers

Information provided by Diabetes UK is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal medical advice or replace the advice of your physician.

Please note that when using interactive services on our website, you may access content provided by other users. This content is not subject to checking by Diabetes UK and we accept no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage or other harm arising from any reliance placed on such information, whether or not the service is moderated by us. Please refer to our Acceptable Use Policy. 

If you have questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your diabetes, please consult your diabetes care team. For further information, please contact careline@diabetes.org.uk or carelinescotland@diabetes.org.uk.

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