Hello everyone. I’m Sara, 32 years old. Currently I’m taking care of my mom who is diagnosed with diabetes. She also broke her leg a couple of years ago so things went harder. Hoping this forum can ve place to learn and share.

Hi Sara, and welcome

I’ve altered your post to take out your surname so that there’s some anonymity.

Others will be along shortly to welcome you too!

Hi Sara, welcome to the forum.

How old is mum? What sort of things do you help mum with?

Tell us a bit more. Welcome aboard by the way Sara to the forums. Nice to meet you. I’m Thara currently aged 26 who lives with her mother, and cares for her little dog Milo who depends on her.

Hello Sara

My mum has Type II diabetes and has recently come off insulin.
As you will appreciate, it is a new way of life for your mum being diabetic, in diet and medical healthcare and keeping stress free as much as she can.

If you haven’t already been in the Diabetes UK website and forum you will find that helpful as well.
There is a lot of information in the website and in the forum if you do a search for topics or post and ask questions there are some very helpful members in there.
There is also a section for recipes in there.


Hi Sara,

Just want to say welcome from Carers UK and to the forum. We’re really pleased you’ve found us.

I also want to highlight a few of the other opportunities we provide for carers to meet and share with each other.

Every week we run a Care for a Cuppa video chat where you can take a little break and spend some time talking to people who understand what you’re going through. Please see details here: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support/online-meetups

We also run weekly Share and Learn sessions which are fun and relaxed online sessions where visiting speakers share tips and skills on a range of topics. Please see details here: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support/share-and-learn-online-sessions

On our website, you can find out about the other bits of support, information and advice we provide https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice

Best wishes,

Community Engagement Officer
Carer support team