Research was undertaken in Austria in 2002 which showed that at least 14 per cent of Deaf people have diabetes.
For Diabetes UK, this has been a long-awaited resource. People with diabetes who are Deaf are more at risk of facing health inequalities to accessing care and are less likely to find accessible information to help better manage their diabetes.
We hope with the information produced, people who are deaf and have diabetes now have information that meets their needs appropriately.
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Diabetes UK Careline
The Diabetes UK Careline is a support helpline for anyone with diabetes, their friends, family and carers. Careline can be contacted in the following ways:
Call: 0345 123 2399*, Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm.
Or if you are in Scotland: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also welcome calls via Text Relay (www.textrelay.org).
*Calls to 0345 numbers cost no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes on mobile phones and discount schemes. Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute. Calls from landlines and mobiles to 0345 numbers are included in free call packages.
Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.