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Derbyshire initiative launched to provide patient information packs to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK is working with a number of pharmacies across the county to share vital patient information packs which will help people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Launched during Diabetes Week, the campaign will see 1,500 patient information packs given to people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to help them to manage the condition.

The packs are full of vital information to ensure the person living with the condition has the information needed to take control of their diabetes.

Diane Smith, East Midlands Improving Care Manager at Diabetes UK, said: “We know that following a diagnosis people may be worried and will have less access to structured education during the pandemic. 

“This initiative is a way of helping people understand their condition and what steps they can take to look after themselves. 

“We really hope people will become confident about self-management from the start of their journey with the condition and find the path which leads them to their healthiest self.”

There are more than 66,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Derbyshire and around 90% of these have type 2. 

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