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Living with diabetes

This section how diabetes might affect you in the work place, and how smoking when you have diabetes can increase the risk of developing complications.

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Eating well

This section delivers information for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It covers information about a healthy balanced diet, carbohydrate awareness, specific food groups, and their impact on health.

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Physical activity

Maintaining recommended levels of activity and exercise can really help with management of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Tips and guidance on safe exercise and activity is given here.

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Travelling with diabetes requires a bit more planning to make sure that you have all the equipment and medications that you need to stay well when away. There are lots of things to think about before you go, such as health checks, travelling with insulin, the impact that entering different time zones, climate, diet and activity will have on blood glucose control, and what to do if you’re ill.

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Weight management

Weight management is a sensitive issue for many people and getting to an ideal, healthy weight is easier said than done. If you are overweight and have diabetes, there are huge benefits to losing weight. Even losing small amounts of weight can have significant impacts on your health and put you on a path of a healthier life.