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Advice for healthcare professionals on coronavirus (Covid-19) and diabetes

UPDATED 30 JUNE: This page is currently up-to-date, and based on the most recent guidance available. We’ll continue updating this page to share new guidance as it is released.

We are so grateful for everything all healthcare professionals are doing at this difficult time, and hope to support you in any way we can. Here's a summary of some useful resources, to help you care for your patients with or affected by diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic.

We have recently made changes to these sections:

Information for your patients on coronavirus

Clinical guidance for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance for inpatient diabetes care

Guidance for General Practice

Guidance for managing people with diabetes in care homes

Mental health support

Advice for pregnant women with diabetes    

Diabetes education

  • While patients are not able to access face-to-face diabetes education courses, signpost them to award-winning, digital learning tool Learning Zone to learn about the basics of diabetes. 
  • RCGP have made their e-learning content free to access until the end of June, to support Primary Care healthcare professionals, and those returning to practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • EASD have a range of e-learning modules focusing on diabetes and Covid-19 which are free to access.

Update on the National Diabetes Audit

Update on the NHS Diabetes Programme

Resources for people who have learning disabilities

Resources in other languages

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