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There are three main types of diabetes: diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2 and gestational diabetes. Find out about diabetes types.
Nothing can be done to prevent type 1 diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Find out how diabetes can be prevented.
The aim of treating your diabetes is to keep blood glucose levels as close to 'normal' as possible. Find out about treatment options for 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.
Living with diabetes
Having diabetes can make some aspects of life more challenging, but it doesn’t define who you are or prevent you from enjoying and participating in life. Find out how to manage with 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.
Symptoms for type 1 diabetes may occur suddenly while symptoms of type 2 diabetes have a gradual onset. Find out about diabetes symptoms.
Diabetes is diagnosed by a blood test. It is important to be diagnosed early so treatment can be started as soon as possible. Find out how diabetes is diagnosed.
Diabetes screening tests
A diabetes screening test may be a good idea if you are at high risk since diabetes can occur without symptoms. Find out about the risks and how diabetes screening tests are carried out.
Complications of diabetes
Over time persistent high blood glucose levels (BGLs) can damage the body’s organs causing 'diabetes-related complications'. Find out about complications of diabetes.