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Diabetes Type 2 Together support groups

In 2014, Diabetes UK launched Type 2 Together in North East Essex, a project which gave people an opportunity to learn more about living with diabetes through peer-to-peer support groups. Although the project came to an end in May 2016, many of these groups still remain across Colchester and Tendring and continue to provide support

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My Diabetic Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the thought of bringing a new life into this world can be scary – particularly when managing your diabetes. Often a patient’s main concern centres around the difficulties of actual conception, rather than how to stay healthy during the pregnancy itself. But at NEEDS we support patients through all stages of their lives.

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Is it time for your annual diabetes review?

An annual review is available for all diabetes patients living in North East Essex. These reviews provide us with the necessary information to create personalised care plans and support your diabetes needs. In 2016/17, 74% of patients attended their annual review. Next year we hope to increase that number. How to book your annual review

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Let’s Beat Diabetes Together

Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat facing our nation, currently being diagnosed at a rate of one new case every 2 minutes,if this trend persists one in ten will develop type 2 diabetes by 2034. Around 19,000 people across North East Essex live with the type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which if not

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Libre

The Libre blood testing kit is a sensor that sticks onto your arm with a needle sitting just under the skin that monitors your blood sugar 24/7. All you have to do is hover the testing kit over it and it tells you what your blood sugar is. Pretty great, right? The initial appeal for

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Auto Pilot

Diabetes has many risks to your health. The real danger comes from not tuning into them on a daily basis. It is all too easy to go through the motions of taking care of yourself. You do your jabs when you’ve eaten, your blood tests most of the time and go to appointments and check

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Diabetes

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 years ago in my first week of secondary school. As well as having to deal with an oversized & lucid purple blazer, I was also taken to hospital and told I would now have to inject insulin every day. A double whammy. At the time this news

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