Dear Editor,

There is no doubt that a many of your readers will have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately we have found that many people do not have enough information to help them with their diabetes. With this in mind, the Independent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) has produced a range of FREE booklets, including ‘Understanding Your Diabetes’ and ‘Diabetes – Everyday Eating’ to provide information in non-medical language, to help people with both types of diabetes to understand their treatment, to improve their health and make life easier.

Being diagnosed with diabetes may mean a stay in hospital at some time, either at diagnosis or as a result of the management of the condition and its complications. IDDT is all too well aware of the difficulties many people with diabetes experience in managing their condition while they are in hospital, so we have a FREE ‘Hospital Passport’ for people with diabetes to take into hospital with them. The passport provides hospital staff with vital information about the person with diabetes and how their condition is managed. It also makes it easier for people to receive the treatment they want

We are happy to send your readers with diabetes a FREE Information Pack containing our publications. Readers just need to contact us on 01604 622837, e-mail or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS

We hope that you will let your readers know how we can help.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Hirst

Acting Chief Executive Officer