Diabetes Information Leaflets
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.
Leaflets are available to download. If you are having problems viewing them you can download:
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.
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.
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.
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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Since 2010 DRWF has successfully maintained our NHS England Information Standard accreditation which certifies its diabetes information as being trustworthy and reliable for people with diabetes.
You can read DRWF's Information Standard Policy Statement here.
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How We Can Help at DRWF
Each year we run events for people living with diabetes, ranging from educational workshops and wellness events, to fundraising marathons and group skydives. To find out more about our events and how we support people living with diabetes, please visit our Events Page.
Since 1998 we have provided over £12 million of funding for medical research programmes, with the aim of finding a cure for all types of diabetes. In 2004, we made a significant commitment to Islet Cell Research and Transplant, a programme which focuses on the role of islet cells in type 1 diabetes. Read more about our commitment to research by visiting our Research Page.
We rely on our amazing donors who raise the funds that help support people living with diabetes across the UK, as well as funding our vital research programmes. There are lots of ways to raise money to support people living with all forms of diabetes, there’s something for everyone! To discover more about fundraising with us, please visit our Fundraising Page.