When you have just been diagnosed, you should:
- have a full medical examination and discuss with a member of your diabetes healthcare team any immediate treatment you need; your concerns and unanswered questions; your feelings and reaction to being diagnosed
- receive an explanation of what is on offer for you to learn more about diabetes and keeping well. This includes diabetes structured education and general self-management courses, as well as other sources of information and support
- see a registered dietitian (either an individual appointment or as part of a group education course) to discuss what you usually eat, how this relates to your diabetes, and what other information and support will help you eat healthily with diabetes.