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Update for patients

We recognise that this is a very anxious time for people with diabetes and endocrine disorders.  As of 17 March 2020, the Government’s advice for people with diabetes, and for people taking hydrocortisone, prednisolone or other steroid replacement is to “be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures” to reduce transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This involves reducing the social interaction you have with people.

There are several websites which provide up to date and clear information.  They include:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
Diabetes UK: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus
Society for Endocrinology: https://www.endocrinology.org/news/item/14050/Coronavirus-advice-statement-for-patients-with-adrenal%2fpituitary-insufficiency

Oxford University Hospitals is moving all routine Diabetes and Endocrinology appointments from face-to-face to telephone consultations.  We will contact you by telephone at the appointment time.  If you are awaiting a Day Case appointment you will also be contacted.  All podiatry patients should attend as planned.

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