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Diabetes and its complications

Diabetes is a well-known chronic illness associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

There are two types – Type 1 and Type 2. Most diabetes patients have Type 2.

Ethnicity plays an important role in the prevalence of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is up to 6 times more likely in South Asian people and up to 3 times more likely in Afro-Caribbean people.

Most people with diabetes will develop at least one other illness.

Diabetes has various complications, including high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease.

Most people diagnosed with diabetes will experience at least one other illness, such as COVID-19.

People from ethnic minority groups are more likely to develop diabetes.

Ethnic minorities are also more likely to develop diabetes complications, like heart disease

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