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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. The majority of people diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. Ethnicity plays an important role in the prevalence of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is up to 6 times more likely in people of South Asian descent and up to three times more likely in Afro-Caribbean people. Furthermore, up to 80% of those who develop diabetes will experience be diagnosed with at least two other chronic conditions, which complicates treatment and recovery.

Diabetes is a chronic condition involve an excessively high blood sugar levels…

In patients with Type 1 diabetes the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin…

In Type 2 diabetes the body is unable to absorb insulin from the blood..

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


Lebe trust, Merseyside,
United Kingdom

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