If you have Type 1 diabetes you will be invited to take part in a training course, at a time to suit you, to learn the skills you will need to manage your condition.
If you have Type 2 diabetes it is recommended that you attend a group education programme within a year of your diagnosis.
Your GP or practice nurse will arrange for you to attend a course. Make sure you discuss this with them at your next appointment if you haven’t already been booked onto a course.
The education courses are led by diabetic specialist nurses and dieticians. At your course you will meet other people with diabetes and learn how they are managing their condition. You will find out more about the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes. You will also learn more about monitoring your condition and medication.
Advice on how to take control of your lifestyle, including food choices and exercise will be offered, together with help on planning for the future.