Diabetes is the name used to describe a metabolic condition of having higher than normal blood glucose (sugar) levels. In people with diabetes there is too much glucose in the blood because the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, or the insulin it produces does not work properly.
There are two main types of diabetes:
Aims of treatment
The Specialist Diabetes Team at Ipswich Hospital offer a range of clinics covering renal disease, insulin dose adjustment, pre-conceptual, young people with diabetes, insulin pumps, complex Type 2 and others. In particular, they deliver group education courses for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
A healthy balanced diet can help you manage your diabetes well. Read more...
Look after your feet - Visit NHS Choices for more advice
Look after your eyes - If you have diabetes you should attend for your free annual diabetic eye screening appointment.
Thinking of having a baby? - Having diabetes might make a difference to your pregnancy. Read this useful leaflet: Important information for women with diabetes
Carbs & Cals
– information on portion sizes, weight loss and carbohydrate counting
The British Dietetic Association
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