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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.  

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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

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Diabetes explained

What happens when you have diabetes? Watch our video to find out more.
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How do I treat my diabetes?

Find out the different ways you can treat your diabetes.
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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.
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My child has diabetes

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

You may feel overwhelmed but things get better. Find out what helps.
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Go to our online shop

Order or print our free information guides on diabetes — and browse our other useful items.
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Research

Find out the discoveries about diabetes our researchers have made to improve care over the past 80 years.
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