Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.

There are two main types of diabetes:

  • type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
  • type 2 diabetes – where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

Reference Material

Public Health England Public Health England – Diabetes   New Diabetes booklet

Tool Documents

 CDC CDC – Managing Diabetes    Healthy Eating Reduce risk A5 flyer
Danger of Diabetes Poster

Case Studies/Campaigns

 National Grid National Grid_Diabetes summary 2016    Type 2 Diabetes: Know Your Risk
World Diabetes Day    Diabetes UK

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