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"A massive part of diabetes is the mental health side"

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"If you look after emotional health, you can have a fulfilling life with a medical condition"

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“Diabetes doesn’t stop you doing anything in life – you’ve just got to be a bit more controlled and look after yourself.”

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"The underlying psychological part of diabetes wasn't recognised"

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“One of the great things that Diabetes UK has done is put me in touch with a whole host of people who have learned to embrace their diabetes and work round it as opposed to fight it.”

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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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Diabetes is relentless, there’s never a break

But emotional and mental health support is too often missing from diabetes care

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