Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing your Type 2 Diabetes

Being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes may come as a bit of a shock and might feel overwhelming, but help is at hand.  We can help you understand what having diabetes means for you and help you to gain confidence managing it and minimising the risk of developing complications.

On this page you will find useful online tools, information and advice to help you understand your diabetes.   

We can offer you a choice of two, free diabetes management courses, one held in group sessions local to you and the other a bespoke online course delivered one to one by phone or app.  Live Well Stay Well can also offer you access to a range of services as well as our self-assessment tools, digital goal setting and lots of other online resources too.  You will be able to refer yourself directly to your chosen support programme. 

If you have been told that you are at risk of developing diabetes you can reduce the likelihood of developing it by living a healthier lifestyle.  Buckinghamshire residents have access to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.  Your GP or practice nurse will be able to refer you to this service if your recent blood test shows you are at risk of developing diabetes.  However if you choose not to use this service Live Well Stay Well can support you with eating healthier, losing weight and being more active.

Why not register your details on our secure online form to see if you are eligible for one of our free support programmes?  

Find out more or Register today

Eligibility criteria will apply to some services

Living with Type 2 Diabetes puts people at greater risk of serious illness or mortality from COVID-19.  Find out more and book your vaccination here

Did you know?

It is possible to manage Type 2 Diabetes by making lifestyle changes

Live Well Stay Well has already referred over 6,500 people into Type 2 Diabetes Support courses

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Our top tips

  • Ask for help if you don't understand your diabetes and how it may affect you
  • Avoid processed foods. Eat a variety of vegetables to help stabilise your sugar levels
  • Try to cook from scratch if possible; ready meals can be packed full of sugar 
  • Eat regularly throughout the day, try to avoid long periods of not eating 
  • Try to be more active



Next Steps

Ready for a healthier you? To access our FREE support programmes, online goal setting tool and even more online resources:

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