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Managing diabetes as you age

This booklet gives you information to help you manage your diabetes as you grow older.

As you grow older physical changes may affect your ability to self-care. It is easy to assume that symptoms are due to the ageing process or because you have diabetes. It is important to seek advice for any new symptoms.

Ask for support where self-care and monitoring have become difficult for you. Failing eyesight and reduced mobility may lead to a reduced level of daily foot care, meaning early problem signs are missed.