Diabetes is a condition where not enough insulin is produced by the body, or where the body is resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas gland which regulates the use of sugar (glucose) within the body. If diabetes is left untreated, the sugar level in the blood and other tissues becomes too high and this leads to damage.
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British Diabetic Association
Self help charity for diabetics. Offers guides, research and profile.
Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust
A charity offering care and support to people with diabetes and their carers. Includes a limited range of information but some useful links, mainly about insulin dependent diabetes.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK
Charity that funds research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.
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