How does diabetes affect wellbeing?
You should visit your GP as soon as possible if you notice the main symptoms of diabetes, such as feeling very thirsty, urinating more frequently than usual (especially at night) and feeling very tired. Use NHS Choices for full information on diabetes and symptoms.
How can I improve my wellbeing?
There's nothing we can do to prevent Type 1 diabetes. But around three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active. Living with Type 2 diabetes can be made easier with a healthy diet, being active and reducing weight to a healthy range for you, as well as support from a health professional.
How to help others
There is information and advice for parents on the diabetes.org.uk website.
People living with diabetes need to manage and monitor their own sugar levels. As a friend or relative, be mindful that they are eating healthy. If their behaviour seems out of the ordinary or unusual, encourage them to test their levels immediately.
It's important for people living with diabetes to have a healthy diet and be active. Try using this website to find a nearby sport or leisure group to help your client do more. There is also information for professionals on the diabetes.org.uk website.
There is information on living with diabetes in the workplace on the diabetes.org.uk website. Or download the 10 things to know about diabetes in the workplace pdf.