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Diabetes

Diabetes

DIABTETES MANAGEMENT TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORT

Diabetes affects around 4.9 million people in the United Kingdom, and a further 13.6 million people are now at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Learn about diabetes, a lifelong condition. Learn more about who is at risk, symptoms, treatments, diets, and coping strategies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Overview & types of Diabetes

Is there a cure for diabetes?

Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

While there is no cure for diabetes, there are therapies, treatments and diets that can help, including easy things you can do every day…

What is Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus?

What’s Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus?

The kidneys in nephrogenic diabetes insipidus are unable to respond to a hormone that controls fluid balance. The effect is excessive urination and thirst…

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Oral glucose tolerance test

Oral glucose tolerance test

The oral glucose tolerance test is the gold standard for diagnosing type 2 diabetes, even though it is no longer…

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing

The haemoglobin A1c test, also known as HbA1c, glycated haemoglobin test, or glycohemoglobin…

Diabetes urine test

Diabetes and Urine Testing

Two simple urine tests can aid you and your doctor in the detection of renal disease and severe high blood sugar.

Treatment & Care

 Insulin Questions for doctors

Insulin Questions for doctors

Is insulin being recommended by your doctor to help you control your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? You’ll want to know how and when to take it…

Non-Insulin Questions for doctors

Non-Insulin Questions for doctors

Insulin isn’t the only sort of injectable diabetic medication that your doctor may recommend. Find out more about injectable drugs.

Oral medication for diabetes

Oral medication for diabetes

When you think about diabetic meds, you might think of insulin or other medications administered via injection or pump…

Living with and Managing Diabetes

High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)

High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)

Any diabetes treatment approach must include blood sugar control. Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a major problem for persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes…

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) occurs when a diabetic’s body does not have enough sugar to use as fuel. It can occur for a variety of causes, including food, certain drugs and diseases…

Optimal Serving Sizes for Diabetes

Optimal Serving Sizes for Diabetes

Do you have diabetes and are unsure how much you can eat? To begin, you must first determine how much food is in a serving. It might not be exactly what you expect…

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Continuous glucose monitors are MHRA-approved devices that continuously measure your blood sugar levels throughout the day and night…

How and When to Test Your Blood Sugar

How and When to Test Your Blood Sugar

Many people with diabetes have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Most insulin-related crises can be avoided if you follow a few simple guidelines.

How to handle Insulin overdose

How to handle Insulin overdose

Many diabetes experiences low blood sugar, often known as hypoglycemia. Most insulin-related incidents can be avoided if a few simple rules are followed.

Diabetic Shock and Insulin Reactions

Diabetic Shock and Insulin Reactions

Anyone with diabetes faces the possibility of an insulin response. It can happen if there is an imbalance in your system’s insulin, the amount of food you eat, or your level of activity.

Carbs, Fibre, and Diabetes

Carbs, Fibre, and Diabetes

You should pay extra attention to carbohydrates when watching your diet if you have diabetes since they might alter your blood sugar level faster than protein or fat.

Understanding Food and the Glycaemic Index

Understanding Food and the Glycaemic Index

The glycaemic index allows you to distinguish between slower-acting “healthy carbs” and faster-acting “bad carbs.” It can be used to fine-tune your carb counts…

Blood Sugar Levels for Adults With Diabetes

Blood Sugar Levels for Adults With Diabetes

For blood sugar levels in diabetics, consult medical advice.

Nerve Pain and Diabetes

Nerve Pain and Diabetes

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or nerve pain caused by diabetes, can be severe, persistent, and difficult to cure. Blood sugar management can make a major difference…

Eye Problems and Diabetes

Eye Problems and Diabetes

Diabetes increases your chances of developing vision difficulties. Learn about common diabetes-related eye problems and how to address them…

Skin conditions and Diabetes

Skin conditions and Diabetes

This disease frequently causes skin problems. Fortunately, most of them can be successfully addressed before they become a serious issue…

Kidney Disease and Diabetes

Kidney Disease & Diabetes

The most common cause of kidney failure in diabetic nephropathy, or kidney disease caused by diabetes. Learn about the signs and symptoms…

Infections and Diabetes

Infections and Diabetes

The majority of infections in diabetics can be addressed. However, you must be able to recognise the signs and symptoms. Find out what to look for.

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease. Learn more about the connection and how you may reduce your risk.

Depression and Diabetes

Depression and Diabetes

Learn about the link between diabetes and depression, how to recognise depression symptoms…

Smoking and Diabetes

Smoking and Diabetes

Smoking is harmful to everyone, but it is extremely dangerous if you have diabetes. Here are 14 suggestions…

Colds and Diabetes

Colds and Diabetes

Colds might aggravate your diabetes if you have it. Here are some things you can do to keep healthy.

Diabetic Macular Oedema

Diabetic Macular Oedema

Diabetic macular oedema is an eye disorder caused by diabetes. Learn about the origins, symptoms, and treatment options.

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Support & Resources

Pain Management - Find a doctor

Find a Doctor

This directory can help you find extensive information on doctors in your area.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is here to support you, whether you’re looking for…