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Living with diabetes

  • Treatments

    There are a number of treatments available to help you manage your diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2, this section will help you on how best to take action and control your diabetes in a way that suits your lifestyle.

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  • Food and exercise

    The foods you eat can affect your diabetes management, how well you feel and how much energy you have, but there is no such thing as a ‘diabetic diet’ or food plan. Keeping active is also good for our overall health and wellbeing. This section will help you incorporate healthier choices into your daily routine.

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  • Tests

    From regularly checking blood sugar levels to monitoring your long-term control, tests are a vital part of looking after your diabetes. Have a read of this section for more information on tests that will help you to keep on top of your health, along with tips on how to carry out tests on yourself.

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  • Complications

    Diabetes can cause serious, potentially life-threatening complications. It’s important to make sure you’re getting the 15 healthcare essentials – the vital checks you’re entitled to – to reduce your risk of developing these complications in the future.

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  • Pregnancy

    With dedication and some careful planning, having a healthy pregnancy and baby is absolutely possible when you have diabetes. Have a read of this section for help on how to prepare and plan for your new arrival.

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  • Driving

    Having diabetes doesn’t confine you to the passenger seat, but careful planning is essential. From information on hypos to safe driving tips, this section will give you the low-down on all you need to know about diabetes and driving.

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  • Emotional issues

    Living with a long-term health condition affects people in different ways. Dealing with a diagnosis is difficult and managing diabetes can be overwhelming. Here, you can find out how to access the emotional support you need.

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