Welcome to Diabetes Support
If you are looking for information to help you to learn more about type 1 & type 2 diabetes, and ways to manage it, check out the www.diabetes.co.uk website.
The World Health Organization estimate that over 382 million people worldwideincluding 4.05 million people in the UK have diabetes, a metabolic disorder affecting blood sugar levels. Diabetes.co.uk is your resource for information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes symptoms and diabetes treatments.
Diabetes.co.uk is a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge.
Here is testimonial from Veronica and her experience of living with type 1 diabetes.
My name is Veronica and I have had Type 1 Diabetes for over 35 years. During those years I have done my best to learn about the condition so that I could manage it well and keep healthy. I joined Diabetes UK and became a Type 2 diabetes Risk Assessor and Volunteer Speaker. I am also on the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Board.
I have attended a DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) course which I found extremely helpful and improved my diabetes control – my HbA1C is currently 51.
Managing diabetes, type 1 and type 2, is not always easy and there are many ‘ups and downs’ along the way. For a number of years I was involved with the Mid-Somerset branch of Diabetes UK until the group folded in 2000. It would be good to see a new group develop from Creating Health as I feel there can be so much benefit from talking to and supporting others who have the same condition and problems.
I heard Dr. Murdoch’s talk at my local surgery last year and felt that the ‘Human five’ approach to health, together with a lower-carb diet made a lot of sense. Over the last year I have carefully cut down my carbs and have also been able to reduce my doses of insulin. I feel much healthier and, although I haven’t lost weight, I have found it easier to maintain my current weight. My husband is also enjoying the low-carb diet and he is losing weight too.
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