Most people with diabetes will lead long and healthy lives. Looking after yourself by learning about your diabetes provides you with the best chance to do this. Your doctor and other members of your health care team are there to advise you and to provide the information, support and equipment so that you can look after yourself and live your life in the way you choose.

It is important to know what diabetes care you should expect from your health care providers and what you should do.

You have the right to know

You should expect your diabetes health care to include

Your role is

Your treatment plan and self-care targets

The following should be given to you

What else do I need to know?

What regular checks should I have?

These may vary according to your particular needs but should include, at least annually

What about any special problems?