Living with diabetes

Diabetes: the facts

Diabetes is a serious and life-long condition that affects the body's response to sugar, or glucose.

Healthy living with diabetes

You can live a healthy and full life with diabetes, but you'll need to pay attention to your diet and lifestyle.

Diabetes and your child

If your child is diagnosed with diabetes, a diabetes care team will help you adjust.

Reduce your diabetes risk

Type 2 diabetes is linked to being overweight. A healthy diet can help reduce your risk.

Go on a diabetes course

If you have diabetes, there are free courses to help you cope with your condition.

Travelling with diabetes

Travelling with diabetes, including diet, taking medicines, vaccines, insurance and air travel.

Feet and diabetes

Foot health is vital for people with diabetes. Look after your feet and find out when to get help.

Diabetes and pregnancy

If you want to be a mum and you have diabetes, good planning is vital for you and your baby.

'Diabetes and me'

Surjeet Soin talks about his life with type 2 diabetes, and how he keeps healthy by exercising and eating well.

Brian Hunte

'How diabetes affects my daily life'

Brian Hunte, 67, explains how he manages his diabetes by eating healthily and taking insulin.

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Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Tools

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Teenage diabetes: Chandler's story

Chandler has type 1 diabetes. Find out how the condition has affected her life and the lives of those around her.

Media last reviewed: 16/03/2013

Next review due: 16/03/2015

Acanthosis nigricans

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Online clinic on diabetes

Get answers to your questions on diabetes and related conditions from specialist doctors

Lose weight

Weight loss resources to help you lose weight healthily, including the NHS 12-week diet and exercise plan

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to get active and improve your general health

Diabetes and pregnancy

How type 1 and type 2 diabetes can affect you and your baby. Plus gestational (pregnancy) diabetes