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Improving care for people with diabetes and a learning disability

Use these resources and tools to improve care for people with diabetes and a learning disability.

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities. People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people.

Improving diabetes care for people with a learning disability

Identifying people with a learning disability and diabetes

Making reasonable adjustments

Communicating with people with a learning disability and their supporters

Easy read resources for people with a learning disability and their supporters

Health checks

General diabetes information*

Footcare, dental care, blood tests and retinal screening*

Further resources for diet and exercise

Training and information resources for commissioners and practitioners

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