If Things Go Wrong

Worried about things going wrong for the person you care for who has diabetes? Not sure how to help? This section explains hypos and hypers and other complications and how you can help, as well as how to complain about poor treatment.

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If Things Go Wrong

Worried about things going wrong for the person you care for who has diabetes? Not sure how to help? This section explains hypos and hypers and other complications and how you can help, as well as how to complain about poor treatment.

Hypos and Hypers

These pages give a brief overview of what hypos and hypos are, and guidance on what you can do if the person you care for experiences one of them.

Spotting the Signs of a Hypo

Outlines what happens before a hypo so you are aware of the symptoms and how to spot them.

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Dealing with Hypos

Explains what hypos are and tips on what you can do to help the person you are caring for.

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Dealing with Severe Hypos

This page explains what severe hypos are like and how you can help if this happens to the person you care for.

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Nightime Hypos

Explains how hypos can happen at night and what can be done to help the person you care for if they experience one.

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Dealing with Hypers

Explains what hypers are and how can help the person you care for if they experience one.

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Other Complications

This section explains some other complications that can occur because of diabetes and is useful so you can help the person you care for with them. It includes foot, eye, kidney and heart problems, and provides guidance on support and advice you can offer.

Foot Problems

Explains the foot problems that the person you care for many experience and how you can help.

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Eye Problems

Looks at the eye problems that the person you care for may experience and how you can help out.

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Kidney Problems

Explains the kidney problems that the person you care for may experience and useful ways to support them.

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Heart Problems

Looks at the heart problems that the person you care for may experience, and provides useful tips for how you can support them.

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Poor Treatment

This section explains what you should do if you think that the person you care for is getting inadequate treatment. It includes how you can make a complaint and gives some tips about the best way to resolve the situation.

Complaining about treatment

Explains how to get started, outlines the complaints procedure and points you to organisations that can help.

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