There are two different types of diabetes – type one and type two with the latter being much more common. When you have diabetes your body is unable to break down the glucose in food because your insulin does not work properly. Insulin is the chemical which breaks down the sugars and converts them into energy.

Symptoms of diabetes can include a feeling of extreme thirst, needing to go to the toilet more often and a feeling of tiredness. Always speak to your GP should you experience any of these symptoms or you have any concerns. With both types of diabetes you will need to make changes to your diet and lifestyle to ensure you manage the condition. Type two is often tied to being overweight or obese so ensure you maintain a healthy weight.

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