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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Covid-19 and Diabetes

General Information

For the most up to date information on Covid-19, please go to NHSGGC: Covid-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Changes to screening tests and appointments

Scottish Diabetes Group Updates

The Scottish Diabetes Group have been producing updates summarising the key communications which are likely to be most relevant to diabetes teams and individuals with diabetes. Please find the updates previously circulated here:

Scottish Diabetes Group Update - 3rd April 2020

Scottish Diabetes Group Update - 9th April 2020

Scottish Diabetes Group Update - 30th April 2020

Scottish Diabetes Group Update - 29th May 2020

Scottish Diabetes Group Update - 7th July 2020

Scottish Diabetes Group Update - 29th July 2020


Information for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you are at increased risk of severe illness from Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is very limited information about who with diabetes is most at risk of developing problems. The following gives information on key areas to minimise your risk during this challenging time.

  1. General advice on COVID-19: up to date information on what COVID-19 is, the symptoms you can get, social distancing and self isolation can be found on the Scottish Government website NHS inform at:
  2. Advice on diabetes and COVID-19: up to date information can be found on the Diabetes UK website at:
  3. Diabetes and attendance at work: The diabetes team CANNOT give personalised advice about whether you should go to work. Please follow Government advice as it evolves.


Things to Consider

  1. Be informed - familiarise yourself with the most up to date guidance on COVID-19 as detailed above.
  2. Be vigilant - ensure you are aware of sick day rule guidance and follow this if you are unwell. Sick day guidance varies depending on your type of diabetes and the treatment you are on. Further information can be found for type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes  
  3. Be prepared - ensure you have an adequate supply of medication, glucose monitoring equipment and if applicable ketone monitoring equipment & insulin pump supplies.
  4. Be advised - all retinal screening and routine out-patient appointments have been suspended until further notice (see below).
  5. Be mindful – looking after your mental as well as physical wellbeing is also important. Further resources can be found at:


Need advice from your Diabetes Team?

We are still available to support you and will respond to your request as soon as feasibly possible. Please use the contact information below:


For patients previously attending either the Queen Elizabeth or the Victoria Clinics:

 Landline:  0141 347 8285

 Email:  [email protected] 


 For patients attending the Gartnavel Clinic:

Landline:  0141 211 3136


 For patients attending the Stobhill Clinic:

Landline:  0141 355 1078

Email:  [email protected]


For patients attending the Royal Alexandra or Vale of Leven Clinics:

Landline:  0141 314 6639


For patients attending the Inverclyde Clinic:

Landline:  01475 504868


Patient Information Leaflet - Covid 19 - Important advice for people with Diabetes

Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group - Patient Advice During COVID-19


NHSGGC Podiatry 'Near Me' Experiences of Patients & Staff


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Last Updated: 23 November 2020