Living with diabetes

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you'll need to eat healthily , take regular exercise and carry out regular blood teststo ensure your blood glucose levels stay balanced.

You can use the BMI healthy weight calculator to check whether you're a healthyweight.

People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes also require regularinsulin injections for the rest of their life.

As type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition, medication may eventually be required, usually in the form of tablets.

Read about:

Treating type 1 diabetes

Treating type 2 diabetes

Living with diabetes

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018