Taking control of diabetes
Managing Your Diabetes Diabetes is a serious and complex condition, yet most people with the condition only spend around three hours a year with their doctor, nurse or consultant. In the other 8,757 hours they are left to manage their diabetes alone.
Managing diabetes day in and day out can be difficult and feel overwhelming, but it is essential that it is managed effectively as left untreated, or poorly controlled, it can lead to serious complications such as blindness, amputations and stroke.
It is therefore vital that people have the support they need to manage their diabetes. However, many people are not offered or given access to diabetes education courses which can give them the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to look after their condition. This is why, through its Taking Control campaign, Diabetes UK is campaigning to ensure that everyone is given the chance to learn about their diabetes.
For more information on diabetes education visit: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/taking-control