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Welcome to Diabetes Fife.

Leading The Way for People with Diabetes in Fife


PLEASE NOTE:

This website is not able to give medical advice about diabetes, or how to deal with the Corona Virus.

For the latest advice on Diabetes and the Corona Virus click this link https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus 

We do have a great helpline service for Scotland which can give you advice.

Here is the link for contact details.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/in_your_area/scotland/helpline-scotland  

KEEP SAFE

 

Diabetes UK
 

We hope you’re keeping safe and well.

You’ll be receiving our e-newsletter a bit more often than usual over the next few weeks, as we want to make sure we’re keeping you up-to-date with the latest coronavirus advice, and giving you plenty of support to help you stay well and active at home.

Please do get in touch if you need to speak to anyone. We’re here for you – and we’ll get through this, together.

Tips on how to self-isolate

Our top tips for staying well at home

We know the next few weeks are going to be tough for everyone, so we’ve put together some ideas to help you stay well and manage your diabetes at home - including recipe inspiration, tips for staying active, and advice on where you can find emotional support if you need it.

READ MORE
Man staying safe at home

Read the latest coronavirus advice

We’re updating our coronavirus guidance for people with diabetes regularly as things change. You can find our latest advice here, including answers to some of the questions people have been asking us.

GET ADVICE

 

 
Bean stew

Tasty recipes from cupboard essentials

If you’re struggling for inspiration with what you’ve got in the cupboard or freezer, we’ve come up with some recipe ideas to help you. Why not give this delicious butternut squash and bean stew a try?

TRY IT

 

Feeling anxious, confused or just need to talk? You're not alone. We're here to support you. Take a look at our Contact Us page for various ways to get in touch.

And if you'd like to share experiences and chat to other people affected by diabetes, you can also join our online forum.

Over the past two weeks our helpline team has been busier than ever, supporting hundreds of people every day. Record numbers of people have also been accessing our website and forum for information and guidance.

In these worrying and uncertain times, we want to be there for everyone who needs us. We can only do this with your support and, right now, that support is more important than ever before. Thank you from all of us at Diabetes UK.

WEST FIFE COMMUNITY GROUP

Details of Next Meeting will be announced in due course.

 

We provide local support and information.

Meeting PlaceEducation Centre at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline

Time10am. Meeting starts 10:30 am - finish at noon.

What to expectThere is a speaker at each meeting providing information on various topics (not always diabetes related). Tea/Coffee/Chat

(Most of our members say it is the chat with other diabetics that is the most rewarding part of the sessions).

CostOur meetings are free but we do ask for a donation towards the cost of the tea & biscuits.

Want more information? Email  diabeteswestfife@outlook.com

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS FOR 2020
Saturday 25 April 2020
Saturday 30 May 2020
Saturday 27 June 2020
Saturday 26 September 2020
Saturday 31 October 2020
Saturday 28 November 2020

Our Motto is

REMEMBER, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

CENTRAL FIFE VOLUNTARY GROUP

APRIL MEETING IS CANCELLED

Central Fife Voluntary Group Open Meetings are normally held in the Lecture Theatre in the Education Centre Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. Time - 10am for 10:30am until 12 noon approx.

When meetings resume details will be posted on this website.

                      

 

my diabetes my way, the interactive diabetes website                      

 

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for March 2020.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

We know that many people will have concerns following recent news reports and government advice around the Coronavirus outbreak. We have prepared a dedicated page on My Diabetes My Way where you can read the latest guidance and find links to information from the NHS and Government. We will continually update this page as the situation develops – to find out more, please see the following link:

Coronavirus: specific advice for people living with diabetes

The risk of getting Coronavirus is now high in the UK, so if you have diabetes and start to feel unwell you need to follow the sick day rules for type 1 or type 2 diabetes and check your blood glucose frequently. Also follow sick day advice recommended by your local diabetes educators.

Sick day guidance for type 1 diabetes

Sick day guidance for type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes and you have symptoms such as a cough, high temperature and feeling short of breath, you need to continue taking your medication, call the NHS 111 phone service or use the NHS Inform Online Assessment Tool.

Facebook and Twitter

Please remember, you can keep up-to-date with the latest news and useful information on the My Diabetes My Way Facebook and Twitter pages.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mydiabetesmyway

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mydiabetesmyway

Ongoing Login Issues Affecting New and Existing Users

We are aware of a problem that is temporarily preventing some users from successfully logging in to My Diabetes My Way, or in some cases preventing us from setting up new accounts. We have been working with the myaccount team to fix this and are now close to resolving the issue. In the meantime, we are still contacting everyone who has been affected when the issue has been resolved. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused. If you require further information, please contact our support team at mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

Help and Support

If you have not yet managed to gain access to your diabetes records on My Diabetes My Way, or would like an update on the status of your registration, please let us know. You can contact us regarding any problems or request further help and support by emailing: mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

Thank you for your continued support.

The mydiabetes*myway team

Fife Type 1 Warriors Information

Young People with Type 1

Contact Information for the new activities are HERE

NEW - NEW - NEW

STEP ON STRESS COURSES ARE BACK - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & LEAFLETS

Mobile App

The My Diabetes My Way app is now available on iOS and Android. Patients can register, or access their data directly on mobile smartphones and tablets. The guide is available to explain the process: HERE

Presentation to West Fife Group (Prof Taylor)

Presentation to West Fife Group (Prof Dillon)

Our Scottish Charity Registration Number 

 Diabetes UK, Scotland is a Scottish Charity... No. SCO39136 : Website Administrator - Ian Sloan - email: dukfife@gmail.com 
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