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Living With Diabetes

Diabetes doesn't have to stop you from living the life you want.
With help from your care team and careful management, you can be in control of your diabetes and ensure it doesn't control you - allowing you to stay healthy, active and live life to the fullest.

Food and drink

The main diabetes issues regarding food and drink to consider are eating a healthy, well balanced diet and seeing how different foods are likely to affect your blood glucose levels.

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Healthy Living

This section provides advice and useful tips for living a healthy life, a place to access our library of booklets and videos along with useful tools and downloads designed to make sure you stay in tip top condition!

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Diabetes and pregnancy

Planning to have a baby is a big decision. Many women who have diabetes experience healthy pregnancies and deliver a healthy baby. Careful pre-pregnancy planning and involvement with your diabetes team from the start is a good idea.

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Diabetes in Children

There are around 29,000 children and young people in England and Wales with diabetes*. The vast majority have Type 1 but the small number of children that develop Type 2 is increasing. There is also a small number of children who have rarer forms of diabetes.
*Diabetes UK State of the Nation 2013

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* Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets ×
*1. Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets 2. A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels, or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported but the symptoms do not match the system readings. ×

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