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100 Things I wish I'd known about living with diabetes

A free PDF full of useful tips for living with diabetes

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We are no longer sending out physical copies of the book; however, as a result of its popularity, a PDF is now available to download.

The book is full of tips written by people living with diabetes, for people living with diabetes. Covering everything from going on holiday to eating out, working out and managing diabetes with work, relationships and more, it’s packed full of useful tips and handy hints for every part of life with diabetes

FAQs about the e-version

What is the book?

It’s called ‘100 things I wish I’d known about living with diabetes’ – a collection of the most useful tips for living with diabetes, written by the people who know best – people with diabetes and their families.

The PDF has been set up ready to print and keep handy, or simply keep it saved on your phone or laptop to refer back to.

Who is the book for?

Anyone who has any form of diabetes or is affected by diabetes – partners, family and friends of people with diabetes will find it useful, too. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, we hope you’ll discover new and inspiring tips that you find helpful in everyday life.

How can I get the PDF?

You can order it free online. If you know someone who might also find the e-version useful, let them know they can order their free copy as well.

What kind of tips will I find in the PDF?

Tips that can help you in all kinds of everyday situations from knowing the local word for carbohydrate when you go on holiday to knowing the best time of day to buy shoes for the best fit. The e-version includes tips covering eating out, working out, and managing diabetes with work, study, relationships and more. The e-version is divided into five handy sections to help you find the tips you’re looking for quickly and easily.

How were the tips chosen?

We asked everyone living with diabetes to send in their tips and received over 1,100. We checked each tip with our Clinical team, and our panel of people with diabetes helped us to choose the final shortlist based on the tips that would be most useful to people affected by diabetes.

Proud winners of three awards

Diabetes UK are delighted to announce that we recently claimed three awards for our 100 things campaign at this year's Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Awards 2016


DMA Awards 2016 Gold WinnerDiabetes UK won gold for the best healthcare campaign at the 2016 DMA awards.


DMA Awards 2016 Bronze WinnerWe also secured two bronze awards for best integrated campaign and best customer acquisition campaign.

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