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Learning more about type 2 diabetes
By understanding your type 2 diabetes better, you will be more able to manage it successfully and reduce the risks of long-term complications. Learning about your diabetes and how to look after yourself is an essential part of diabetes care.
At around the time you are diagnosed, your doctor or nurse should provide you with information about type 2 diabetes. At your annual review they should go over this information again with you, and talk with you about your needs.
You should be offered a course to help you improve your understanding of type 2 diabetes and how to manage it in your everyday life.
The course is usually done in a group because this lets people share their experiences. But if you don't feel comfortable with that you may be able to have training on your own.