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Nutrition and dietetics

https://dafne.nhs.uk/

DAFNE is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes and provides people with the skills necessary to estimate the carbohydrate in each meal and to inject the right dose of insulin. Your GP may advise whether you are eligible to enrol on a course.

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

http://www.bda.uk.com/

The British Dietetic Association is the professional association for dietitians.

https://www.hcpc-uk.org/

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator who set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 15 professions including dietitians.

http://www.food.gov.uk/

The Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/fitness-for-adults-with-long-term-medical-conditions

Start-Up and ExSite are the council’s exercise referral schemes for inactive Cambridge residents with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from leading a more active lifestyle.

http://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

With Healthy Start, you can get free vouchers every week which you swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Healthy Start replaces the Welfare Food Scheme.

http://pinnt.com/

Charity for adults and children at home with artificial nutrition support (being fed with a feeding tube or into the veins).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

The Department of Health is committed to improving the quality and convenience of care provided by the NHS and social services. Its work includes setting national standards, shaping the direction of health and social care services and promoting healthier living.

http://www.coeliac.org.uk/

Up-to-date information for patients with coeliac disease.

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/

This website provides a wide range of information, resources, advice and support for all cancer types.

http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life

This website gives a range of information for the general population, focused on achieving health through diet and exercise.

http://www.nhs.uk/

The online ‘front door’ to the NHS with information about all aspects of health.