My Diabetes Project – English

Diabetes information and services in Europe for women and their families is coordinated by:

European Institute of Women’s Health – EIWH

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Introduction |  Menu in English

(English language version currently available)

Please note this site is currently in development!


An information resource for many EU countries

This information will be written in a user friendly way in various local languages so to appeal to a wide audience of users.  It will be written in a growing number of European languages when the EIWH have the resources or assistance to complete each task.

Your feedaback is not only sought but welcomed especialy as to what information you may require as a patient or family member or indeed health professional.  As such the project will be continually developing.

This information is intended to be what is referred to as health literacy friendly. ie as easy to read and follow as is possible. So if you see something that can be made more easy for people to understand, please let us know.


What is diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Type 2 diabetes

Risk Factors for Diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes

Managing diabetes and treatment options

Lifestyle changes with diabetes

Medications for Diabetes

Diabetes medications

Insulin treatment and diabetes

Hypoglycemia and diabetes

Impact on daily life: Eating and Diabetes

Exercise and diabetes

Illness and diabetes

Alcohol and diabetes

Menstruation, menopause and diabetes

Stress and diabetes

Driving and diabetes

Working and diabetes

Sex and diabetes

Complications and diabetes:  

Skin Complications and diabetes

Eye complications and diabetes

Neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetes

Foot complications and diabetes

DKA (Ketoacidosis) and Ketones with diabetes

Kidney Disease (Nephropathy) and diabetes

High Blood Pressure (hypertension) and diabetes

Stroke and diabetes

HHNS in diabetes – Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome

Gastroparesis and diabetes

What diabetes  terminology should I be familiar with – examples and definitions

Diabetes Services

Services for diabetics