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3.8 million people
are currently diagnosed with Diabetes in the UK
have Type 2 Diabetes and don't know it.
415 million people
affected by diabetes globally and this will grow to over 640 million by 2040
Diabetes Type 1
In type 1 diabetes the pancreas fails to produce insulin and insulin injections are required for life. The cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown but it is thought to be an auto-immune process. In effect the body produces antibodies to the pancreas, damaging it and preventing it producing insulin.
Diabetes Type 2
In type 2 diabetes the cause is generally weight related. If you are slim it is likely your body is not producing enough insulin to convert the carbohydrate you eat into energy. You may need tablets and/or insulin to help. If you are overweight it is more likely that insulin resistance is responsible.
DRWF Health Unlocked forum
15th January 2021
DRWF in collaboration with children’s charity Over The Wall will present two Camp In The Cloud events in 2021 – Closing date for applications is 14th February.
05th January 2021
From 5th January 2021 the UK government has announced a full national lockdown in England. There are different restrictions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
16th December 2020
Researchers in Europe make discovery on how glucose is delivered to insulin-producing cells.
09:30, March 27, 2021
09:30, October 16, 2021
Did you know?
People from south Asian and black ethnic groups are nearly twice as likely to have diabetes,
compared with people from white, mixed or other ethnic groups.
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