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13.09.2021

People with diabetes set direc...

Our Diabetes Research Steering Groups, involving people with diabetes, researchers and healthcare professionals, have written...
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09.09.2021

Ongoing supply issues with Med...

Due to supply disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Medtronic are not able to meet full demand for their MiniMed Mio A...
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06.09.2021

Diabetes Discoveries: present

What’s happening right now to help people with all types of diabetes live better lives, or help those at risk of diabetes to ...


Stories: Life with diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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Snita's story: putting type 2 diabetes into remission and recovering from coronavirus symptoms

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Stories: Life with diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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Travelling and managing diabetes: Ted's story

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Stories: Life with diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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DIABETES WEEK: An early diagnosis and lifestyle change can help put type 2 diabetes into remission: Bupe's story

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Stories: Life with diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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Reena's story: my experience with gestational diabetes

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Video: What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2. They're different conditions, but they’re both serious.

Video: Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. About 10% of people with diabetes have Type 1. 

Video: Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. About 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2.


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