What is it?
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
There are 2 main types of diabetes:
- type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
- type 2 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin
Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.
Many more people have blood sugar levels above the normal range, but not high enough to be diagnosed as having diabetes.
This is sometimes known as pre-diabetes. If your blood sugar level is above the normal range, your risk of developing full-blown diabetes is increased.
It’s very important for diabetes to be diagnosed as early as possible because it will get progressively worse if left untreated.
Based on information found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes/
How can Vista Wellbeing help?
You can help manage type 2 diabetes through healthy eating, regular exercise and achieving a healthy body weight.
Our team of trained and experienced instructors can identify a programme of exercise suited to those with diabetes. We have a variety of activites and classes (indoor and outdoor) to choose from
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