Managing diabetes can be exceedingly demanding, often requiring you to make lifestyle changes – stopping smoking, changing your diet and physical activity levels, taking medication and monitoring your blood glucose levels.
It is imperative that you have the right information, skills and support to manage your diabetes.
Getting more information
There are some different education courses for people with diabetes and they vary in length and the types of topics covered.
There are also a number of locally based courses and initiatives. It is important that any diabetes education course provides you with information on how to manage your diabetes through diet, physical activity and medication. You can speak to your healthcare professional about the courses that are available in your area.
Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa, has also created an interactive online e-learning programme to help people with Type 2 diabetes understand and manage their diabetes successfully. This is accessible to anyone via www.type2diabetesandme.co.uk