Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a bit of a shock for you and your relatives. There is often a great deal of information to take on board. No doubt you have heard lots of horror stories about the condition and its treatment. These may have been true 30years ago but the management of Diabetes has moved forward incredibly fast in the last decade. These days with a good commitment to lifestyle advice and medical therapy diabetes is very treatable, or sometimes even reversible. The key to good diabetic control is just that - taking control of your condition and engaging in diabetic reviews at the surgery.