It was years ago that I last had a diesel but had no issues with driving it. However the 2.0L TDi I have just got, I have lost count on the number of times I have stalled it.
Not when I'm taking off but rather when I'm slowing down.
With petrol I could easily say becoming up to a large roundabout in 4th, and then when I get up to the junction just stick it in 3rd or 2nd and go no problem.
With the diesel if I come up to the roundabout in 4th, It will often just die on me by the time I go to put it in 3rd or 2nd.
I think its because the revs are so low for the speed it is going at.
I've had to change my whole driving technique.