Diabetes taking control of your condition

Aitken Pharmacy brings you a complete online resource to answer all your questions — check it out or call instore to speak to one of our pharmacists for further advice.

Remember the information provided here must never be used as an alternative to, or replacement for, advice given by a qualified medical professional.

Summary

    If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you will have many questions to be answered – what is diabetes, how will it affect my life, will I need to inject insulin every day?

    The lifestyle changes you will need to make may seem overwhelming at first, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are currently over 2.5 million people with diabetes in the UK and there are more than half a million people with diabetes who have the condition and don’t know it.

    Understanding and managing your diabetes will be essential in helping you avoid complications.

    Useful links

  • My Diabetes My Way
    My Diabetes My Way is the NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. Visit My Diabetes My Way »
  • Diabetes UK Charity Website
    Diabetes UK's website which gives up to the minute information and research on the diabetes scene in the UK including living with diabetes and details about nationwide events. Visit Diabetes UK Charity Website »
  • UK based Diabetes Community
    This website contains detailed information about diabetes, its symptoms and the different classifications of diabetes. The site includes a dedicated section for those newly diagnosed with diabetes. Visit UK based Diabetes Community »

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