There are a number of treatments available to help you manage and treat your diabetes. Everyone is different, so treatment will vary depending on your own individual needs.

If you have Type 1 diabetes, you’ll need to use insulin to treat your diabetes. You take the insulin by injection or by using a pump. It’s also free on prescription.

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you may have to use insulin or tablets, though you might initially be able to treat your diabetes by eating well and moving more.

Your GP or a healthcare professional can help you find the right diabetes treatment plan to suit you and your lifestyle.

If you have recently started using medication or started a new medication you could be entitled to support from local community pharmacist.

Last updated: February 28, 2019