Diabetes is a common life-long health condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high because the body cannot use it properly. 

There are two main types of diabetes:

Type 1 – where the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin.
Type 2 – where the pancreas doesn't produce enough.

There are currently 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 549,000 people who have the condition, but don’t know it.insulin or the body's cells don't react to insulin.

For more information on Diabetes visit NHS Choices or Diabetes UK.

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Type 2 Together

type 2 together 180x160Are you living with Type 2 diabetes? Diabetes UK run local Type 2 Together groups which give you a chance to meet others with the condition so you can share experiences and practical tips to Live Well with diabetes. The groups are run once a month in local venues across mid Essex by trained volunteers who also have diabetes.

Sometimes you need support from someone who knows exactly what you're going through. Whatever is on your mind, there's a good chance somebody else  has been through the same thing.

Click here to find your nearest Type 2 Together group