Update: Coronavirus and Diabetes

People Living with Diabetes:

Diabetes services have adapted to continue to provide care and support through telephone, video and online clinics, with face to face care when needed.

Please read https://www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/diabetes for more information, education and support. The NHS continues to be here if you need us.



Diabetes UK Helpline: 0345 123 2399, or by emailing [email protected]. Open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

ABCD (Association of British Clinical Diabetologists)https://abcd.care/covid19/advice-patients

DESMOND FREE accesshttps://www.desmond-project.org.uk/mydesmo

To sign up for MyDesmond, email [email protected] with your name, preferred email address, the county you live in/your postcode and NHS number (if you have this to hand).

Type 1 DM resources. 






  • Group of diabetes HCPs
  • Offering support for people living with diabetes
  • Signposting to accredited information
  • Offering weekly seminars on relevant topics for type 1
  • CGM & flash glucose monitoring in CYP (30.4.2020)

Managing diabetes during Ramadan : https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/ramadan



Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:

Useful Information:
Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help
Patient Information
NHS Information Page
Diabetes UK-Updates: Coronavirus and diabetes