Diabetes is a disease where the blood sugar or the blood glucose level is higher than it ought to be.
The two major types of diabetes are:
Type 1 diabetes is where you are insulin-dependent. This type of diabetes particularly affects young people.
Type 2 diabetes is where you are non insulin-dependent. This normally affects adults who are 40 plus as well overweight people.
There are approximately 2 m people in the UK who have diabetes, a figure that is partly due to the increase of obesity in the UK .
For further information about diabetes please visit www.diabetes.co.uk