The following information is given to each family at diagnosis in the “New Diagnosis” folder.
- What is diabetes?
- How to check your blood glucose
- How to inject insulin
- How to recognise and treat high blood glucose
- How to recognise and treat low blood glucose
- Advice about going home after diagnosis
Other useful information for new diagnosis
SCI Diabetes sign up
We will ask you to join our online database after your diagnosis.
SCI Diabetes is a Scotland wide online system designed to track the health care contacts and data of all people living with diabetes in Scotland. We enter our clinic contacts, technology use, screening and blood tests and current doses so they are easily accessible to every member of the team looking after the person with diabetes.
Disability Living Allowance
Bolus Calculator (“Ready Reckoner”)
Many of the available technologies have inbuilt bolus calculators for food and correction doses. This includes pumps, Libre meter and some diabetes apps.
For one reason or another, you may need to do manual calculations and the following calculator tables will help with this.