Skip to main content

We use strictly necessary cookies to make our site work. We would also like to set optional cookies (analytical, functional and YouTube) to enhance and improve our service. You can opt-out of these cookies. By clicking “Accept All Cookies” you can agree to the use of all cookies.

Cookies Statement and Privacy Statement

If you are aged 68 or 69 you can now register to get a COVID-19 vaccine

It can be difficult telling people that you have Type 2 diabetes. But it can help for certain people to know that you have diabetes.

Family can support you - especially if you need to make changes to what you eat.

It's important your colleagues or employer know you have Type 2 diabetes in case of an emergency.

Being diagnosed with diabetes can affect your mood. Telling a healthcare professional or family member can help them understand how you feel so they can support you.

You can bring a family member, partner, carer or friend to any diabetes support course. The course can help them to support you.

If you have a medical card you can get free counselling sessions from the HSE's Counselling in Primary Care service (CIPC). Talk to your GP for more information.

Online Resources

You can complete a free online stress control course. This may help you boost your well-being and learn skills to manage stress, anxiety and depression.

Minding your wellbeing is a HSE video based mental wellbeing programme. It is for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. is a website for everyone to learn about mental health. You can find support services near you and learn about the little things that can make a big difference to how we all feel.

Related topics

Relaxation and mindfulness exercises.

Little things campaign

Minding your mood

page last reviewed: 12/02/2021
next review due: 12/02/2024

Slaintecare logo