Diabetes For Men: a basic intro

11/06/18 . News

Launched to mark Men's Health Week 2018, Diabetes For Men is the latest of the Men’s Health Forum’s award-winning man manuals produced in partnership with Haynes. 

With diabetes increasing, men are particularly affected. They are more likely to get the condition, more likely to endure complications like limb amputation and more likely to die as a result. One man in ten now has diabetes.

This guide cuts through the confusion and jargon to explain in simple terms:

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

It includes the experiences and stories of men with both main types of diabetes.

The guide is for all men, with and without diabetes, and will be of particular use to men at increased risk of the condition or newly-diagnosed.

Martin Tod, Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum, said:

Diabetes is a dangerous condition that is decimating men particularly. Yet there is a lack of information which speaks our language or is indeed even addressed at us. What men tell us they want is not a lecture on diet or confusing medical detail but basic information about what the problem is and what they can do about it. We hope Diabetes For Men will meet those needs.

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. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

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