Friday, 12 June 2015

Diabetes Awareness week 14 - 20 June 2015

HbA1c an important test for diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases faced generally by many adults. In some less frequent cases, children or even infants are diagnosed with this ...

What is diabetes?


Diabetes is an incurable condition in which the body cannot control blood sugar levels, because of problems with the hormone insulin. There are two main variations of the illness, Type I and Type II.

  1. The main symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes include:
    • passing urine more often than usual, especially at night.
    • increased thirst.
    • extreme tiredness.
    • unexplained weight loss.
    • genital itching or regular episodes of thrush.
    • slow healing of cuts and wounds.
    • blurred vision.

Narrated by Libby Dowling

Clinical Advisor, Diabetes UK

You can call the Careline on
0845 120 2960*

Mon-Friday, 9am-5pm
The lines are staffed by trained Careline counsellors who will be happy to offer any support or information they can.

*The Cost of calling 0845 numbers can vary according to the provider, so check with your own provider for details, particularly with mobile phones as they can charge considerably more than landlines.

*As an alternative you may wish to call 0207 424 1030 

Diabetes UK website, click the link below