There are two types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 1 Diabetes is when the body stops producing insulin and then the body builds up high levels of glucose (sugar). This can be easily treated with insulin injections and normally takes effect in childhood, but can also develop in early adulthood.

Type 2 Diabetes is either when the body produces some insulin, but not enough or when the insulin produced does not work properly. Type 2 Diabetes normally affects people over 40. The ages of onset for Diabetes can vary depending on ethnic origin.

Diabetes UK are a leading charity that drive awareness campaigns, give advice and also fund Diabetes research.

Their website is packed with information about how to spot potential Diabetes and what foods are suitable for those who suffer with Diabetes. Tel: 0845 123 2399 Website: www.diabetes.org.uk e-mailsupporterservices@diabetes.org.uk