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What is diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic health condition where the the blood glucose (sugar) level in the body is higher than normal and the body cannot use the glucose effectively.

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People with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Diabetes must be taken seriously. It is not just -'something to do with sugar.' It does not 'just go away'.

Diabetes can be managed and controlled with a healthy balanced diet, regular physical exercise, tablets / insulin injections or a combination of all the above.

Find out more about Types of Diabetes

If diabetes is untreated, it can present very serious long-term health problems, which are preventable. Diabetes can be hereditary (genetic). Anyone can have diabetes. There is nothing like 'mild' diabetes.

 

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