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Diabetes

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.

You can find out if you are one of over 5 million people in the UK who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by using the quick self-assessment know your risk tool.

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.

Learn more about living with diabetes and lifestyle tips on the NHS Choices healthy living guide.

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: