One in 15 of us live with diabetes
Diabetes can take various forms
The most common are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, but there are rarer types. They all impact on blood sugar levels, the entire body’s fuel system. This creates the potential for serious damage if untreated.
Anyone can get diabetes
This disease is indiscriminate, affecting all ages, body types and backgrounds.You could have an increased risk of diabetes due to factors such as genetics or your lifestyle. However, it could ‘come out of the blue’.
Treatment for diabetes varies widely
Having diabetes is not simply a matter of tablets or injections. It’s a chronic condition that requires many different life changes, continuous monitoring and ongoing support from healthcare professionals. Without a diagnosis, all these opportunities to address diabetes could be lost.
It’s life-long, but can be managed
There is currently no cure for diabetes, but there are effective treatment and ways to self-manage the illness. Done right, this can lead to an active and otherwise healthy life. The key is diagnosis, treatment and good advice for daily routines.