This is Diabetes
Everyone’s story of life with diabetes is different. But you’re never going through it alone.
We hope you’ll see some of your own experiences in our new campaign, which is all about showing the world what diabetes is really like. You’ll hear the stories of people like you, who live with diabetes day in, day out.
We’ve invested millions into diabetes research over the last decade alone, thanks to your donations. With your help, we’re getting closer to a cure.
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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.