Diabetes Programme

Diabetes Programme

Diabetes Programme

Diabetes Programme

Diabetes Programme
Diabetes Programme

Providing Support in the Management of Diabetes

Live Life Aberdeenshire and Aberdeeshire Health and Social Care Partnership are working closely together to provide education and professional support in the management of diabetes for individuals, their carers and health care professionals. The service is delivered in a variety of ways and we are here to help you access the most appropriate support.

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Diabetes can present as two different types, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The advice provided here is for people living with Type 2 diabetes. If you have Type 1 diabetes and looking for advice, please contact your diabetes team.

What is diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can't work properly, or your pancreas can't make enough insulin. This means your blood glucose (sugar) levels keep rising. If left untreated, high sugar levels in your blood can seriously damage parts of your body, including your eyes, heart and feet. These are called complications of diabetes but with the right treatment and care, you can live well with type 2 diabetes and also reduce your risk of developing them.

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How can I help myself?

Learning how to live well with Type 2 diabetes can be challenging. The majority of people can manage their diabetes through healthier eating, being more active and losing weight. Making short and long term changes to your lifestyle does require support from your healthcare team, family and friend, but ultimately you are in charge.

How can we help?

Live Life Aberdeenshire libraries are working in partnership with Diabetes UK to provide information and support for people living with diabetes. Library staff across Aberdeenshire have accessed training to enable them to signpost people to useful resources. Pop into to your local library for more information. 

You can also access support via Diabetes UK:

Diabetes UK Learning Zone

NHS Grampian have developed a series of programmes that you can access to help you manage your diabetes.

Diabetes Psychology Team – Supported Self-Management

We provide support to help you to make changes that can improve your overall wellbeing, such as activity levels and eating habits. If you feel stressed, anxious or have low mood related to your physical health, there are optional parts of the programme that can help you improve your emotional wellbeing.

The service is for anyone who is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes or who has a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, and feels they would like some additional support.

If you would like to access this service or find out more, then please contact the Diabetes Psychology team on 01224 655755 or email: gram.actnow@nhs.scot


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The Choices and changes you make to your lifestyle and diet are key to better diabetes management. Control It is there to support you.

Control It

Control It is a programme which can assist you with managing your diabetes from the comfort of your own home. It will put you on the right footing to start managing your diabetes and allow you to access follow on programmes such as Healthy Helpings.

Find out how Control It can help you: How to Control It (PDF)

You can sign up to this programme by contacting NHS Grampian: call - 01224 655708 or email - gram.patientgroupeducation@nhs.scot

Live Life Aberdeenshire run classes that can help you become more active. Making small changes can have immediate benefits within just a couple of weeks. To find out more please get in touch.

To increase activity from home we have a series of pre-recorded activity sessions called From Seat to Feet, which progress gradually to provide a clear pathway to building stamina, gaining strength and improving balance. 

To view the sessions from our Youtube channel please click the button below. Please check with an appropriate healthcare professional before starting something new and read our full participation statement here: https://www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/live-life-at-home/participation-statement/

From Seat to Feet Workouts

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