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Managing your diabetes at home

For diabetes week 2020, we're sharing tips on how to stay well and active at home.

Many of us are self-isolating, shielding or spending more time at home. Staying active, eating healthily and looking after our mental health can be difficult, but we’ve put together some tips to support you during this time.

Find out more about Diabetes Week 2020 from the Diabetes UK website

Looking after your mental and emotional wellbeing

  • Try and stick to a routine
  • Be prepared for possible sick days
  • Look after your mind – see our Talking Therapies website for support
  • Connect with others online 


Eating well

  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Take a vitamin D supplement if indoors a lot of the day
  • Avoid snacking out of boredom – try set eating times and having healthy snacks ready
  • Make a list to stick to when shopping 


Keeping active at home


Looking after yourself

The charity Diabetes UK have guides and videos on how to manage your diabetes and stay healthy, including:  

Visit the Diabetes UK website for more information


Other resources