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Type 1 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where your blood glucose level is too high because your body can't make a hormone called insulin. In this video, healthcare professionals explain what type 1 diabetes is.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can’t work properly, or your pancreas can’t make enough insulin. About 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes.
Dr Debbie Wake discusses the specific nutrtional components of food and the impact that each has on diabetes.
This page explains what you need to know about alcohol as someone with diabetes. It explains what a unit of alcohol actually is, and covers sensible drinking limits, the effect of alcohol on your blood glucose and how best to avoid having a hypo while you are drinking.
This page explains what blood glucose testing is and why it is required for people with diabetes. It covers what the numbers mean, how to control your blood glucose level, and how and when to test your blood glucose.
This page discusses carbohydrate counting and why it is important for people with diabetes.