Adjusting to the fact that you or a family member has diabetes can take time and it may be helpful to meet others who can offer support, understanding and help and at an important time.
There are a number of support groups that you can involve yourself with, diabetes related social media websites have forums that you can join to discuss your everyday life with likeminded people trying to get on with daily activities.
Discuss with your healthcare professional if there are any local support groups that you can attend.
Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity and replaces the website formerly at dipex.org. Healthtalkonline lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
This is a website about young people's real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) exists to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications, and is the world's leading charitable funder of Type 1 diabetes research.
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
The Diabetes Monitoring Forum
Over an 18 months period the Diabetes Monitoring Forum developed a series of glucose monitoring advice leaflets. Each leaflet is tailored to different treatment regimens and provides patients with clear advice about the 'whys' and 'whens' of blood glucose monitoring. The leaflets were developed to help patients monitor their blood glucose appropriately and to use these measurements to improve self-care.
This website is dedicated to bringing a free, non-promotional, editorially independent e-mail newsletter to a global audience about developments and news in diabetes, and is primarily aimed at health professionals.
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