Diabetes is a serious disease where the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels within a healthy range. 

There are two main types of diabetes: 

  • Type 1 Diabetes - a lifelong condition where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
  • Type 2 Diabetes - where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body's cells do not react to insulin properly

Studies show that Type 2 diabetes is far more common with 90% of all adults with diabetes having Type 2.

Occasionally during pregnancy, high blood sugar can develop, this is known as Gestational Diabetes. This will usually go away after giving birth.  

For our patients who are diagnosed with Diabetes, we attempt to support them by offering regular blood tests, diabetic foot checks and advise on medication and managing your individual levels.