What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a common chronic disease - find out its symptoms, causes and how it can be diagnosed.
Caring for or living with someone with type 2 diabetes can be challenging. Because the condition starts in adulthood, individuals may find it hard to adjust to needing help or to make changes to their lifestyle. It is important you identify the best way you can support them while taking care of yourself in the process.
Once you get a better understanding of what can happen with diabetes, creating a care plan together with the person you support is a good place to start. You can write it together, with help from their healthcare professional if needed, to ensure you cover all the essentials. Your care plan could include:
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