About Diabetes

This section provides factual information about diabetes, the long-term complications that can occur and how to try to avoid them. It provides full information about the treatment options for people using insulin, including the differences between animal, synthetic analogue and human insulins and the adverse effects that some people have when using synthetic insulins.

It also provides information and help with some of the day to day difficulties of living with diabetes difficulties that are not always understood by health professionals simply because they do not live with diabetes 24 hours a day, everyday. It also offers support to parents and partners of people with diabetes, recognising that they also live with diabetes and have a different but equally important perspective on living with diabetes.