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Living with diabetes

Living with diabetes is difficult. There are so many factors to consider and this can be stressful, but you shouldn’t need to put your life on hold. This section will provide you with the information you need on how you can fit diabetes around your lifestyle, from what to eat to how you can treat and manage your condition effectively. 

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Emotional support

Emotions and diabetes

Diabetes isn't just a physical condition, it can affect you emotionally too. We can help you get the right emotional support.
Life with diabetes

Life with diabetes

Living with diabetes can throw up a lot of questions, like how it fits into your daily life and what your rights are. We've got advice and information to help.
Food and exercise

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.
Complications

Complications

Diabetes can cause serious 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.
Treatments

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.
Driving

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 drivi
Diabetes remission

Type 2 diabetes remission

Some people with Type 2 diabetes are able to stop taking medication and put their diabetes into remission. This can be life-changing.
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