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Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels become too high as the body either produces little or no insulin, or can't use insulin properly.

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Pre-diabetes

Having pre-diabetes does not mean you will necessarily develop type 2 diabetes, but you will have a higher risk than if you had normal glucose levels.

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Diabetes medicines

There are many types of diabetes medicine including insulin, metformin and sulphonylureas. There's no one-size-fits-all medicine for diabetes.

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Diabetes screening tests

You can have diabetes without any symptoms at all. If you are at a high risk of diabetes, ask your doctor for a diabetes screening test.

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Devices to self-monitor your blood sugar

Information about devices for diabetes testing and monitoring, blood sugar and ketone testing equipment can be found on this page.

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use it well. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.

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Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that affects people with diabetes. It can cause numbness but symptoms depend on which nerves are damaged.

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Diabetic retinopathy

Discover how diabetes can slowly damage your retina (the back of your eye). This can lead to diabetic retinopathy and vision problems.

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Type 1 diabetes

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. However, while the condition is not curable, there are ways to manage it successfully.

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Gestational diabetes

Find out about the causes, risk factors and potential complications of gestational diabetes, when during pregnancy it occurs, and how it can be managed.

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