Diabetes UK - Supporting Diabetes Community

Diabetes UK is a charity organization dedicated to supporting people living with diabetes, providing resources, education, and advocacy.
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Resources and support available online and through local chapters.
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Diabetes UK FAQ

What is Diabetes UK?

We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. It’s why we campaign for better care, give support in times of need and fund ground-breaking research into new treatments and a cure. Diabetes doesn’t stop, so neither do we. Find out more about our mission to tackle diabetes, day in and day out, until it can do no harm.

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. Many people have no symptoms. It increases your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, feet, heart and nerves.

What is diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. Find out what causes it, and what the different types of diabetes are.

How many people in England have diabetes?

Currently over three million people are living with diabetes in England and estimates suggest that that number is expected to rise to 4.2 million people by 2030, affecting almost 9% of the population. It is also estimated that around five million people in England are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Who is Diabetes UK?

We are Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm.

How do I contact Diabetes UK?

For all other queries, please email [email protected]. Information Prescriptions are personalised pieces of information provided by Diabetes UK to give people goals to help prevent diabetes health complications.

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