Diabetes is a common life-long condition; over 3.5 Million people are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, more Shockingly its estimated 549,000 people, who have the condition, Don't Even Know They Have It!!
Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose (sugar) in an individual's blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 -Develops if the body can no longer produce Insulin, it accounts for approximately 10% of diabetes cases in the UK, and usually is diagnosed in those under the age of 30. People with Type 1 diabetes make very little or even no insulin.
Type 1 has an earlier age of onset and hence longer duration; people may have severe medical complications, than other forms of diabetes.
Type 2 - People do make their own insulin, but it is either not in a sufficient amount to meet their needs, or their body has become resistant to its effects. Type 2 generally occurs later on in life, typical symptoms of diabetes are:-
Passing large amounts of urine.
You may not have any symptoms, but having a Blood test, could find high glucose concentrations in your Blood. About 90% of cases in the UK are Type 2.
Obesity and people over 45 years old, may pose risks factors which include:-
Lack of exercise
A family history of diabetes.
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