• Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes an individual’s blood sugar level to become too high.

  • There are 2 main types of Diabetes
  1. Type 1 Diabetes – Body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin producing cells
  2. Type 2 Diabetes – Body does not produce enough Insulin or the body’s cells do not react to insulin.

  • Type 2 Diabetes is far more common in the UK.  Around 90% of UK adults with Diabetes have Type 2. 

  • Diabetes can affect the Eye which causes Diabetic Retinopathy.  This is the reason why patients with Diabetes are invited to attend Diabetic Retinopathy screening regularly.