We publish a series of professionally authored leaflets on diabetes and related health which are freely available as pdf download, audio file or as hard copy upon request.

DRWF is committed to providing quality and relevant patient information for all people with diabetes. We have achieved Department of Health Information Standard accreditation on the Diabetes Wellness News and patient information leaflet series, which assures readers that our information is trustworthy and reliable.

In line with this commitment we review and update all publications covered by the scope of the Standard as necessary to ensure they are fit for purpose. Each leaflet's review date is clearly printed on its back page. Source references are available on request.


PDF Files

Leaflets are available to download. If you are having problems viewing them you can download: 

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Audio versions files

To make our information leaflets as accessible as possible, you can also play them as audio files below. Audio versions are subject to the same rigorous production procedures as the printed versions above, so you can be assured of their quality.

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What is Diabetes?

This leaflet is designed as an introduction to diabetes for people who would like to learn more about the condition. It covers a broad scope of topics such as the differences between type 1 and type 2, causes of diabetes and how the condition is managed.
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A Healthy Diet and Diabetes

Healthy eating is important for everyone and this leaflet explains why a healthy diet is a key part of treatment for diabetes. It answers the questions about what healthy eating is and why everyone should be eating a healthy balanced diet.
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Exercise and Diabetes

This leaflet explains why exercise is so important for people living with diabetes. People who regularly exercise are more likely to have good control of their diabetes and avoid serious complications.
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How Can Diabetes Affect My Eyes

This leaflet explains how diabetes can affect your eyes, causing long-term health complications if not properly treated. Fortunately, good control of diabetes and regularly attending eye screening appointments help reduce the chances of developing issues with your eyes.
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How Can Diabetes Affect My Feet

Diabetes-related foot complications develop as a result of raised blood glucose levels over time and are of two main types, Ischaemia and Neuropathy. This leaflet explains how diabetes can affect your feet, what neuropathy is and how to keep your feet healthy.
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Managing Diabetes When You Are Ill

Good general health and glucose (sugar) control in diabetes are important to help reduce the risk of becoming ill. Keeping glucose within reasonable levels when ill may result in illness not being as severe or prolonged as it could be.
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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Periodontal disease is the scientific name used to describe gum disease. There is increasing evidence that serious gum disease can also make it harder for you to control your diabetes. Reassuringly, treatment of the gum disease can improve this problem.
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Sexual Health and Diabetes - For Men

Diabetes is a leading cause of sexual health issues in men. This leaflet explains the problems that can occur with diabetes and sexual health and the treatment methods that are available.
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Sexual Health and Diabetes - For Women

Women with diabetes have a higher rate of sexual problems than women without diabetes. The reasons for this are complex, both biological and psychological. Treatments are available, so don’t despair.