Diabetes For Men

One man in ten has diabetes. New manual explains how to avoid it and how to live with it.

Diabetes in men is increasing.

​Men are more likely to get it than women, more likely to experience complications like leg amputation and more likely to die from the condition. One man in ten already has diabetes and thousands more either don’t know they have it or are at serious risk of it. Are you one of them?

In this easy-to-read handbook we talk to men with all types of diabetes, explain how to reduce your chances of getting the condition and look at what to do if you do get it. DIABETES FOR MEN will be particularly useful for people who have been told they are at risk of the condition or have been recently diagnosed:

  • what exactly is diabetes?
  • how diet may beat diabetes
  • how physical activity can help
  • how diabetes can affect sex
  • how diabetes is treated

Diabetes For Men: how to avoid it, how to live with it

The 36 page full colour A5 booklet, written by Jim Pollard with cartoons by John Byrne is full of simple, practical tips that will improve the health of pretty much anyone.

Men's Health Forum man manuals: men’s health made easy.

'People talk about diabetes all the time. At last, I can see why understanding it matters in my life.'

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with men. 

You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

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The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.

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