Diabetes is a common life-long health condition relating to a high level of glucose in the blood. The condition currently affects more than 3 million people in the UK and millions more worldwide. It
can be split into two main types:
Type 1 – where the immune systems attacks and kills insulin producing cells. Symptoms for this site usually develop within days or weeks, however it is the rarer of the two main types,
affecting only 10% of those diagnosed.
Type 2 – where the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells in the body do not react with insulin. In this type, symptoms may not appear for several years and it is estimated that more than
half a million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes without being aware of it.
The main symptoms of diabetes are:
Frequent urination, particularly at night
Feeling very thirsty
Weight loss and loss of muscle
If you are experiencing the above symptoms or have a family history of the condition and want to get checked, you can book
an appointment with one of our doctors online or give us a call on 02074991581. The doctor may request one or more blood tests to measure blood glucose levels, in order to make a diagnosis.