Diabetes Advice and Support
Here you will find information regarding our services as well as useful resources for living with diabetes. We aim to provide support and the tools to help you self-manage your condition to promote overall well being.
Update on Global Supply Issues for Certain Diabetes Medication – July 2023
A number of patients with diabetes have been unable to get a supply of their weekly (semaglutide/ozempic) or daily (liraglutide/victoza) injection as part of their diabetes treatment. This is due to a current worldwide shortage of these drugs which is expected to continue until at least mid-2024. Other therapies like dulaglutide (trulicity) or exenatide (bydureon) are also currently unavailable.
If you are affected by these issues, please contact your GP practice to discuss other potential medications. A small number of people may be unable to use other tablet-based options and may therefore require insulin. If this is the case, you will be referred to the Diabetes Team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital for further advice and support.
Diabetes Care in Forth Valley
People with Diabetes who take insulin are routinely reviewed within the Specialist Diabetes Team based in Forth Valley Royal Hospital. To find out more about the different healthcare professional see our Meet the Team page.
For the majority of people with type 2 diabetes, your main care provider will be your GP and practice nurse.