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An Overview – Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition marked by abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. People with diabetes either do not produce enough insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life – or cannot use the insulin that their bodies produce. As a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease, heart disease, and stroke.

Diabetes Lead Body

For more information, please select Lead Body – Diabetes UK in Resources on the left, to be redirected to the site.

Other evidence sources:

Diabetes UK – Research

Diabetes UK are the UK’s leading charitable funder of diabetes research. They improve lives through pioneering research into all forms of diabetes and diabetes-related complications. The work they support helps them understand the causes of diabetes, bring about life-changing breakthroughs in care, treatment and prevention and bring them closer to a cure. In 2017 they invested over £6.7 million in diabetes research and agreed to support 38 new studies. View Diabetes Evidence Source 1 – Diabetes UK – Research  for more information.