Telephone support

Local volunteers with diabetes, supported by public health, have set up a telephone befriending service for people newly diagnosed with diabetes in the local area. The advice is non-medical and aims to simply offer support from someone who knows what it's like to have diabetes. The telephone number  is 07736 833978. Diabetes UK also offers a helpline that can give specific advice for people living with diabetes. Further information is available on www.diabetes.org.uk