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Let's start at the beginning

Let's start at the beginning

You have diabetes. Now what?

You are not alone. According to the International Diabetes Federation, it was estimated in 2015 that one in 11 adults had diabetes, and one in two was not even diagnosed. A diabetes diagnosis is an important first step in getting your disease under control. Learning that you have diabetes can come as a shock and be overwhelming. At, we are here to help you.

This site is designed to help you learn more about the disease: you'll find information on the importance of blood glucose monitoring and taking your medicine when it's prescribed – be it pills or injectables, including insulin. We'll explain the basics of eating healthy and being physically active. We'll show you some things to watch out for, and help you learn how to take care of yourself to help reduce the risk of complications. In short, we'll be here for you through your journey with diabetes, step by step.

Yes, your life is about to change, but when you successfully manage your diabetes you improve your health in the short term and lower your chances of long-term health risks: you can live a longer and healthier life.

Don't expect perfection. It’s not a race or competition. Just commit yourself to doing your personal best. Tell yourself that you're worth it. We'll be with you every step of the way.

* IDF Diabetes Atlas (7th Ed.) (2015). Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation.