Diabetes and the body

Understanding diabetes and the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 is often confusing for many families. Here is an animation from Diabetes UK that might help you understand how Diabetes can affect your body and the symptoms that may arise at diagnosis.

If you have any concerns, please see your local doctor. A simple test such as a urinary dipstick or fingerprick blood test in the GP’s rooms can lead to a diagnosis.

If your child has Type 1 Diabetes then your GP should immediately send them to your local hospital to confirm the diagnosis and for further management.

Animation about Diabetes and the body