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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high due to your pancreas either not producing any insulin, or not enough insulin, to help glucose enter your body’s cells – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).

What is diabetes?

Find out everything you need to know about the different types of diabetes.

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Children and diabetes

Once diagnosed, all children with diabetes and their families should receive ongoing support, treatment and advice from a specialist care team. Find out how you can help your child manage their diabetes.

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Managing and Monitoring your Diabetes

Tracking your glucose is just one of the health checks that can help you stay well and avoid diabetes complications.

Find out how you can check yourself out from head to toe.

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Managing your diabetes when you're ill

Knowing how to adjust your routine if you’re taken ill can help you feel more in control, so you can focus on recovering.

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Eating healthily and exercising is key

Regular activity and having a healthy diet can play a key role in helping you stay well.

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