Living with diabetes

When you’re diagnosed with diabetes it can be overwhelming. Your doctor will provide you with a lot of information and ask you a number of questions, including your eating patterns, weight history, blood pressure, medications you might be taking, whether you smoke or drink, any family history of heart disease and any treatments you have received for other health problems.

Don't be too alarmed by these questions, your doctor isn’t prying. All of this information has a bearing on your diabetes and how to best manage it.

You are not alone. With the help and support of family, friends and health professionals, you can learn to be confident in managing your diabetes.

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