What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition which occurs when the blood lacks a substance called insulin. Insulin is a substance in the blood that breaks down glucose.
When the glucose level in the blood becomes too concentrated, the rult is a condition called Hyperglycaemia. If insulin is not introduced into the blood this condition can be fatal.
There are two major types of Diabetes:-
For More Information you can Contact Us and you can take a look at these useful links:
South Sefton Diabetes Group - The Sefton Diabetes Group has a great site with lots of news and a forum for people suffering from diabetes, and it also has a recipes page with some handy tips on recommended diets ect.
Support-Group.com - A great site with a message board as well as an excellent range of resources within the UK for Diabetics.
European Association for the Study of Diabetic Eye Complications - A professional site but with lots of patient information about diabetes and eye problems related to diabetes such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (UK) - funds research to find a cure for insulin-dependent diabetes and its complications. Disseminates information through publications and meetings, to help people to live lives less severely impacted by diabetes.