Make an appointment to see your GP

The doctors and nurses at your practice can talk to you about your treatment and refer you to a specialist if they think you need extra help.

Contact Diabetes UK

Visit the Diabetes UK stay in touch web page

Diabetes UK has a dedicated diabetes helpline for people with diabetes and their friends and family.

You can connect to the Diabetes UK online communities including FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

You can also exchange knowledge and experiences with other people with diabetes, family and carers through the Diabetes UK Support Forum.

Join your local Diabetes UK support group where you can meet other people living with diabetes and share experiences.

Visit the NHS website

It can be hard for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know which websites to trust, so NHS England has made it easier by collecting all the useful NHS-trusted links in one place. The pages will help people with Type 1 diabetes to gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition. Click here to visit the NHS website.

Call NHS 111 for urgent help or advice

If you urgently need medical help or advice and you don’t know who to call or your GP is not available dial 111.

This service is for people who need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. It’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Children’s emergencies

If your child has diabetes and you need help in an emergency call your local hospital and ask for the children’s ward

Ashford – William Harvey Hospital

01233 633331

Follow this link for more information about the East Kent Children’s Diabetes Team Out of Hours service

Dartford – Darent Valley Hospital

01322 428100

Gillingham – Medway Maritime Hospital

01634 830000

Maidstone Hospital

01622 228220

Margate – Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

01843 234578

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

01892 823535

Adult emergencies – dial 999

If you have a genuine life-threatening emergency always dial 999.