Diabetes is a complex and multi-faceted life-long condition that can affect virtually every part of your body. But with the right care, there’s no reason why it should prevent you from leading a healthy and fulfilling life…
Diabetes is the disease that results when there is an excess of the essential sugar – glucose – in the blood.
Glucose is essential for normal brain function, so evolution has given us a complex system which controls how much of it is available at any time. Insulin, created in the pancreas, sits at the heart of this system.
People with diabetes either don’t produce insulin, or don’t produce enough insulin, or are resistant to the action of insulin.