HEALTH INFORMATION VIDEO LIBRARY
As part of its on-going commitment to support the growing number of people across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly with diabetes, NHS Kernow has made over 50 health information videos freely available via a specialised online video library.
The bespoke video library covers topics including general self-care, looking after your feet, getting your eyes checked and preparing for pregnancy when you have diabetes, as well as top tips for healthy eating and much more.
Kernow Clinical commissioning Group Health Information Video Library: https://kernowccg-diabetes.healthandcarevideos.com/
Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.
No other factor increases your risk of ill health than smoking! If you smoke, you risk developing lung cancer, other cancers, chronic bronchitis, stomach ulcers and many more illnesses. Think seriously about giving up. The doctor, nurse or health visitor will be able to offer help and advice, or you can call the Stop Smoking Service on 01209 215666.
Regular exercise improves muscle tone and general well being. A little exercise taken frequently is often better than strenuous exercise taken occasionally.
You should ensure the following are kept (suitably locked away from children) at home
- Paracetamol (eg Calpol, Disprol) or Ibuprofen/Neurofen for the treatment of pain and/or fever.
- Antiseptic Cream for minor skin cuts and grazes.
- Bandages and dressing plasters.
- Calamine Lotion for itching and sunburn.
- Indigestion remedy.
- Anti-histamines eg. Piriton liquid for bites/stings etc.