Managing your diabetes, making changes and fitting the demands of diabetes into your lifestyle can be challenging at times. Effective diabetes care can only be achieved through working closely with your diabetes healthcare team – they are there to support you in self-managing your diabetes. The most important person in the team is you – because the decisions made will affect you.

Taking responsibility for your diabetes will enable you to manage your diabetes more effectively. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and request more information if you need to.

Nutrition and physical exercise are essential in day to day management of diabetes. They are as important as your medication and the measurement of your blood glucose level. You could become skilled in both activities, and live a healthier life.