What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, approximately 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.
You can find out more by watching the short video below:
How can I reduce my risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes?
There are lots of small changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. For Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing please visit www.nhs.uk/live-well.
How can I best manage my Diabetes?
If you are living with diabetes there is a lot that you can do that will help you to take control of your diabetes and avoid problems.
What support is available if I have Diabetes?
In Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes diabetes services are provided by different providers. To access support services in your area, please select from one of the boxes below: