Managing your condition

If you have diabetes, it is important to understand what care you can expect to receive throughout your life and your role in managing your diabetes. Working together, we can develop a care plan that will help you to live with and manage your diabetes in the best possible way.

What to expect when you have just been diagnosed

When you have just been diagnosed, you should:

  • Have a full medical examination
  • Be able to ask questions about your condition and what it means
  • Be given information about what support services are available to you, including diabetes management education
  • See a registered dietitian (either an individual appointment or as part of a group education course) to discuss what you usually eat, how this relates to your diabetes and what other information and support will help you eat healthily with diabetes.