Diabetes is a life-long condition that demands daily care.

People who have it, however, are perfectly able to live full and active lives for as long as they keep their bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. sugar levels under tight control.

Use the left hand menu for doctor approved information on the condition, starting by clicking here.

And for practical advice on subjects ranging from needles to self-monitoring to diet, with special guides for young people.

Find tips from other people with the condition on the real patient story pages and share your own experiences.  

Coping with needles

For practical help - from preparing the insulinA hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas that acts to lower blood glucose levels. injection to deciding on a jab site - use this guide.