Diabetes is the hidden condition. Millions live with it, and millions more misunderstand it.

It’s about the constant balancing act of listening to your body, managing numbers, dealing with opinions.

It’s about being the most organised person you know – and having the determination to take it in your stride, every single day.

At Diabetes UK, we want to show the world what it’s really like to live with diabetes day in, day out.

That is why we have launched a new awareness campaign, This Is Diabetes, featuring real people – Liz, Jon, Kaajal, Gina and Libby and her parents – living with and affected by diabetes.

As part of the campaign, we have released a diabetes e-book packed full of practical hints and tips sourced from the diabetes community, for the diabetes community.

It pulls together pearls of wisdom gained from years of lived experience.

You can get your book by going to the Diabetes UK website.

You’ll also receive tailored emails that offer a masterclass in living well with diabetes, as well as hearing from people living with the condition.

And just a reminder… whether you’re looking for advice, you’re having a tough day, or you just want to talk to someone going through the same, we’re here for you.

You can call our helpline on 0345 123 2399 or email helpline@diabetes.org.uk to chat to one of our team.

Head to our website to find out more about the This Is Diabetes campaign.


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