Getting used to having diabetes takes time so it's good to meet other people who've been through it too. A good way to find this help is to join a local Diabetes UK group.
What are they?
These are support groups that give people with diabetes a chance to meet and talk about their diabetes with others. They are all run by volunteers and usually meet once a month, often with someone giving a talk on something like diet or exercise.
Is it all just talking?
As well being a place for support and info, groups also fundraise, campaign to improve local diabetes services, plan social events and outings, and run awareness-raising activities.
Are they really for me?
There are some special family groups for parents and children with diabetes.