"Diabetes diagnosis "

About: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire

(as the patient),

Diagnosed diabetic 2012! Diet and lifestyle controlled. Overall, the support has been good but the health professional I saw immediately after diagnosis seemed unsure regarding dietary changes needed and sent me away with a load of leaflets.

I was so hungry for the first few days as I dramatically reduced my carbohydrate intake. After doing my own research and attending the Desmond course (which I found to be very useful) I manage to appropriately change my diet, have stepped up the exercise and my blood sugars are controlled.

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Response from Manjit Singh, Quality and Patient Experience, NHS Leicester City CCG

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. I am really pleased to hear that your blood sugars are now controlled. Your feedback is much appreciated and if you wish to discuss any of the issues you raise in your comments further, then please email me at manjit.singh@leicestercityccg.nhs.uk and copy in judy.foglia@leicestercityccg.nhs.uk. Kind regards, Manjit Singh, Nursing & Quality Team, LCCCG.

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