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Newly diagnosed with diabetes

You've come to the right place at the right time.

Here are a few useful things to know about diabetes at the start.  


Need to talk?

We're here if you need support, information, or just a chat. If you have diabetes or you're a parent, partner, other relative or friend of someone with diabetes, talking can help.

Call our Helpline on 0345 123 2399

Find a local support group

Join our online community

Use our online support forum


Diabetes explained

What happens when you have diabetes? Watch our video to find out more.

How do I treat my diabetes?

Find out the different ways you can treat your diabetes.

What can I eat?

You won't need special or 'diabetic' food but we have lots of tips on eating and hundreds of simple recipes to try at home.

My child has diabetes

All you need to know to help you and your child manage their diabetes.

How do I manage my diabetes?

Get video tips from others with diabetes on our popular Learning Zone - it's quick and easy to sign up.

Coping with diabetes

You may feel overwhelmed but things get better. Find out what helps.



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