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Welcome to the NHS GG&C Diabetes Website.

Please browse through the menu on the left to find information about diabetes.

A few facts about Diabetes

  • Approximately 2.5 million people in the UK have diabetes
  • It is estimated that up to half a million people have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed
  • Around 85 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes
  • Around half of all people newly diagnosed with diabetes will have one or more complications

On a positive note:

  • Current treatments are very effective
  • The more you know about diabetes, the more you can do to help yourself stay healthy
  • You can lead the sort of life you want to live, and avoid the health problems associated with diabetes in later life