Managing diabetes is a life-long commitment. Learn about the disease and how each type might affect you.
Diabetes is a condition which affects the blood sugar levels. There are two main types of diabetes.
Type 1 is when the immune system attacks and destroys the cells which produce insulin. It is far less common than type 2.
Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells are not reacting to the insulin.
Spot the signs of type 1 & 2 diabetes
- Feeling very thirsty
- Needing to urinate more frequently, especially at night
- Unexplained weight loss or loss of muscle mass
- Itching around the penis or vagina, or frequent thrush
- Cuts or wounds which are slow to heal
- Blurred vision