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Diabetes Decoded: What is It? And How Does it Work? A Comprehensive Guide

Rajen Jussun

Written byRajen Jussun RMN, RNLB, LLB , CQC Register Manager and Clinical Advisor of HTR Care

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Thu May 16 2024

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Living with diabetes in London can present unique challenges, but with proper knowledge and support, you can effectively manage the condition and maintain a fulfilling life. This guide explores various aspects of diabetes management in London, empowering you to take control of your health and well-being.


What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting how your body regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps your body use glucose for energy. However, with diabetes, either the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the insulin produced doesn't work properly, leading to high blood sugar levels.