Newly Diagnosed

Welcome to this section of our website, which is designed to help you deal with being diagnosed, to highlight a few key points about diabetes, including the emotional side, and to help you work out what help, support and information you need.

If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling confused, you may have access to a mass of information that’s hard to get through, or you may be finding it difficult to get the answers to your questions. Whatever your situation, there is something to help you here.

Top Tips for Coping when you have Diabetes (PDF File)

Here are our top tips to help you cope with diabetes in these early days and a reminder that there are some practical steps you can take to manage your diabetes and continue to feel in control of your life. You can save this file in your computer, or print it out for easy reference.

'SD Signposts' - Our Collection of Reliable Sources of Self-Help and Support for Diabetes and Wellbeing (PDF File)

Getting to grips with the mass of information out there can be really tricky. That's why we've put together this set of reliable sources of information that will help you not only at this new stage, but beyond. As you may be discovering, diabetes isn't just about sugar and medical matters, it can affect your whole way of life, so there's a whole range of information and sources of support for your wellbeing in general as well as your diabetes.

If you like, you can check out your particular learning style, and go to information that will suit your needs best, or just browse  through and try out everything. It's all in this easy-to-use booklet. We hope you like it!

SD Book Collection

We have a range of books, including 'Diabetes - A Practical Guide to Managing Your Health', 'The Type 2 Handbook' and 'Type 2 Diabetes - Your Questions answered', along with many more.  Please take your pick and follow the links to order the one/s that will help you most!

Diabetes Manual Complete - A Learning Course for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Manual Complete is our 12-week, distance learning programme for people with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. As you work through the manual, you'll become more confident and knowledgeable about diabetes and feel more in control of your life and health.  The programme offers you a complete guide to diabetes, including lifestyle and relaxation and support from a dedicated coach.  For a total cost of under £2.50 a day!  Diabetes Manual Complete is a brilliant investment in your life and health with diabetes.  Follow the link above for all the details!

Remember, our whole website is dedicated to supporting success in living (and working) with diabetes, so please feel free to browse away!  We're here to help, so do get in touch if you want to know more

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