The Scottish Diabetes Group (SDG) operates this website “Diabetes in Scotland” under the auspices of the Scottish Government. The SDG seeks to ensure that the information published on Diabetes in Scotland website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Scottish Government cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.


Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.


The information on this web site is Crown Copyright but may be reproduced without formal permission or charge for personal or in-house use. 

Any other use of Crown copyright material requires the formal permission of the Controller of The Stationery Office.

Note for Patients

The resources made available on the Diabetes in Scotland website are intended to assist users in Scotland in their use of the National Health Service and are for information only. The website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute advice to you. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker.

Links to other web sites

The Diabetes in Scotland website provides links to other web sites run by third parties, as a service to the visitors to the Diabetes in Scotland website. The provision of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for informational purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely outwith our control and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on the Diabetes in Scotland website. The contents of a linked-to website may change without our knowledge and as a result, links may break or may terminate on pages which were not the original targets of a link. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked to websites, as these are beyond our control.


The Scottish Government will not be liable for any damages (including, but not limited to, direct, indirect or consequential losses) howsoever arising from the Diabetes in Scotland web site or its use.