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Questions to ask your GP

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. You will have many questions.

One of the best places to start is to speak to your GP about any questions and concerns you may have about type 2 diabetes and what it means for you.

Here are some basic questions you may want to ask your GP to help you understand type 2 diabetes and the best way to manage it, download or print out and take along to your next appointment!

Time saving hacks

Life gets busy – it can be hard to find some time to check in on your own health.

We’ve put together some time saving hacks, so that your health doesn’t have to be the last thing on your to-do list.

If you start with one, you’re one step closer to making your health a priority!

Print it out and stick it on the fridge!

Register with the National Diabetes Services Scheme

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes you are eligible to register with the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). It is free to register and provides subsidised products, education and support to people with diabetes.

You can also call the NDSS Helpline on 1300 136 588 and talk to a health professional about your diabetes.

Adjusting to life with diabetes

The diagnosis of diabetes can come as a shock. First reactions may be disbelief, sadness, anger, or self-blame. Usually, these feelings ease after a while and diabetes becomes part of life. Sometimes, these feelings don’t go away easily. If you feel this way, you are not alone. There are many things you can do to fit diabetes into your life.

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