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The Diabetes and Emotional Health handbook and toolkit have been developed as part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme Mental Health and Diabetes National Development Programme.  
 The handbook has been designed as an evidence-based, practical resource to enable health professionals to identify, address, and communicate about emotional problems during consultations with adults with diabetes. A related toolkit contains resources to complement the handbook, including summary cards of several chapters, questionnaires for routine clinical use, and related ‘factsheets’ for people with diabetes.  The latter provide information about the psychological topics covered in the chapters of the handbook, tips about what people with diabetes can do when they experience this problem and where they can get further support.  

 Both the handbook and the toolkit can be accessed electronically (free of charge) via the Health Professionals tab of the NDSS website ( The direct link is

 In order to access these resources, you will need to register your details. This will enable future evaluation (e.g. of how many copies have been downloaded, by which professional groups, in which locations).

The ‘factsheets’ are also available directly to people with diabetes electronically (free of charge) via the NDSS website ( The direct link is

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