Some conditions require people to be aware of their numeracy skills in order to manage and look after their health, one of those is Diabetes. Enhanced numeracy skills help support people to manage their diets, make and keep medical appointments, measure medicine doses, or simply work out a routine for taking tablets throughout a day.
Whether you have been living with Type 2 diabetes for a long time or you are newly diagnosed, having the most up-to-date knowledge is vital for you to manage your diabetes in your day-to-day life
Whether you've just been diagnosed or you've lived with diabetes for a long time, you may need support for all the emotions you're feeling.
Living with Diabetes can sometimes be challenging and knowing where to turn for support with your daily wellbeing is key.
It can be difficult to decide when to tell your employer and work colleagues about your diabetes and even harder to ask for time off work to attend diabetes education.
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There’s been a lot of talk about data recently. In May 2018 strict rules (General Data Protection Regulations) came into place around how your data can and can’t be used. Alongside this, NHS England just announced that patients would need to opt-out of their health information being used to improve care across the UK.
When someone is first diagnosed with diabetes (whether it is Type 1 or Type 2), NICE guidelines recommend they should attend a structured education programme.
People with diabetes need effective patient education to enable them to manage their diabetes on a day-to-day basis.
When you have diabetes, you're more at risk of heart disease. This is also called cardiovascular disease (CVD) or coronary disease, and can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Cardiovascular disease affects your circulation too.
How to guides from Diabetes UK (Type 2)
A selection of videos from Diabetes UK
A big wake-up call
Simon McCoy tells us his Type 2 story
Type 2 remission. Find out what we know so far
Type 2 diabetes is serious. If it’s not managed properly, the consequences include a higher risk of amputations, heart disease and sight loss.