Diabetes guides give you the information you want to know about diabetes – from diagnosis to diabetes management. We’ve highlighted the main sections of the site below. Click on a title for all of the relevant guides and don’t forget to keep up to date with the latest Diabetes News
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Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes can be reversed with diet and exercise.
What types of insulin are available?
Insulin varies by source and how quickly it acts.
As diabetes requires blood glucose management, getting to know your diabetes will help in its management.
This involves understandings of:
- The symptoms of high and low blood glucose
- Recommended blood glucose levels
- How food affects your blood glucose levels
- How exercise can affect your glucose levels
- The complications of diabetes
What benefits am I entitled to?
You are exempt from VAT on diabetes-related products.
Travelling with diabetes
Make sure you get a doctor’s if carrying insulin.
Treatments vary depending on your diabetes type.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a shock.
How much is spent on diabetes?
The NHS spends 10% of its budget on diabetes.
Retinopathy is a common eye complication.
How exactly do I count carbs?
Carb counting helps prevent blood glucose spikes.
Which blood glucose meter is right for me?
Compare all of the UK’s blood glucose meters