Diabetes UK

The central resources of Diabetes UK provide direct advice for both patients and health professionals by printed literature, and access to scientific and epidemiological information. Diabetes UK also funds research, and provides scientific and educational meetings, children's camps, family weekends, and many other activities.

Local branches of Diabetes UK, organised by people with diabetes, serve as self help and fundraising groups, as well as helping to maintain high quality local services.

Diabetes UK is at 10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA; telephone 020-7424-1000; <www.diabetes.org.uk>

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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