when the body can't use glucose (sugar) properly
result the amount of glucose in the blood rises to abnormally
high levels. If left untreated or if badly controlled, diabetes
can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and
lower limb amputation.
But you can take control of
If you manage your diabetes well, you can greatly cut
your risk of developing these complications. There are two types
In Type 1 diabetes the body doesn't produce
insulin, the hormone that controls the amount of glucose in the
blood. It usually begins before the age of 40 and is treated
In Type 2 diabetes the body doesn't produce enough
insulin, or what it does produce doesn't work properly. It
usually affects people over 40 and can be treated with healthy
eating and physical activity alone, although it often requires
tablets and sometimes insulin.
Both types are equally serious.
Our mission is
to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards
a future without diabetes