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Find diabetes services at Boots

If you are living with diabetes or looking after someone else who is, we can give you expert advice and information as well as products and services to help you get on with living your life.

There are two types of diabetes. The most common form is type 2, which occurs when your body either doesn't make enough insulin or the insulin isn't working properly. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body cannot make any insulin at all. Most of our service is suitable for people with type 2 diabetes. However if you have type 1 diabetes a Boots pharmacist can give you advice and guidance to help you.

Making the right lifestyle changes is an important step to controlling diabetes. Boots can also support you with lifestyle advice such as how to enjoy healthy foods, how to adjust your diet and how to keep active.

I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. How can Boots help?

If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes you will, understandably, be feeling anxious and need as much help and support as possible. A Boots pharmacist can talk to you about what help is available. Your pharmacist can help you to understand any medicines you may need and how to test your blood sugar (glucose) levels, if your doctor has advised that you should. The pharmacist can advise you on eye checks and how to check your feet, both of which are important if you have diabetes.

Making the right lifestyle changes is an important step to controlling diabetes. Boots can also support you with lifestyle advice such as how to enjoy healthy foods, how to adjust your diet and how to keep active.

If you want to find out more about how to manage diabetes we have lots of useful lifestyle information and diet advice on Boots.com. You can also visit our online diabetes shop online to find out more about the different products to help you manage diabetes.

If you take more than one medicine you may be interested in finding out more about the free NHS Medicines Check Up, which will help to you make sure you're getting the most from your medicines.

I am already living with diabetes or caring for someone else with diabetes. How can Boots help?

If you have been living with diabetes for some time, or are looking after someone else who is, we can help you to continue to manage diabetes and live your life to the full.

Diabetes and blood sugar levels

You can come into store to talk to a Boots pharmacist who will give you the help and support you need, as well as information to help you test and manage blood glucose levels at home, if your doctor has advised you to do so. Our pharmacists can also give advice about managing hypoglycaemia, which happens when blood sugar levels become too low.

Management of diabetes

If you want to find out more about how to manage diabetes we have lots of useful lifestyle information and diet advice on Boots.com. You can also visit the Diabetes Shop online to find out more about the different products to help you manage diabetes.

If you have a prescription for diabetes medicines, you may want to find out more about our Free Repeat Prescription Service which is available in store or online.

Type 2 diabetes

If you've just been prescribed new medicines for type 2 diabetes, find out more about the free NHS New Medicines Service, which helps you get the most out of your medicines.

For further information about managing diabetes you can also visit Diabetes UK


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