Type One Diabetes
Your body cannot make insulin. This type usually affects children and young adults.
Type Two Diabetes
- being overweight
- being physically inactive
- a family history of diabetes.
Almost two million adults have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, and this number is rising. And worryingly, type two diabetes is now being diagnosed in younger people.
Some ethnic groups have a much higher rate of diabetes – particularly people of African Caribbean and South Asian origin.
More information on http://www.diabetes.org.uk/