It builds you a lot of confidence, a lot of freedom to understand, and to manage it on your own. And to prevent the complications such as bad hypos, problems with your eyes and your feet as well. It’s five days out of your life and, well, it’s made some huge changes to mine already.
I feel a lot more in control, more aware of what I’m eating, drinking and doing, and how that affects my blood sugars."
You can help us
We're letting everybody know how they can manage their diabetes so they can lower their risk of complications. You can help us by sharing our updates on Twitter and Facebook with your friends, families, colleagues, communities and local groups. You can also follow us on Instagram and Snapchat. So please share away.
Simple information about complications
It's possible to avoid or at the very least delay complications from diabetes. Find out more about diabetes complications and what you need to do to help prevent them.
The essential care you need
You should get 15 vital checks and services from the NHS every year. They tell you how you're doing with your diabetes and will spot any signs of complications early. Find out more about these health checks.
Our Helpline is ready and waiting for you
We know living with diabetes is tough. We know it doesn't give you a day off. We also know how to make life with diabetes a little easier. Our Helpline is staffed by trained counsellors who really understand diabetes. They can provide information about the condition, take time to talk things through and explore emotional, social, psychological or practical difficulties.
Call: 0345 123 2399*, Monday to Friday, 9am - 7pm*
If you're in Scotland:
Call: 0141 212 8710*, Monday to Friday, 9am - 7pm*
Find out more about Helpline Scotland