Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
There are two main types of diabetes:
- type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
- type 2 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin.
You can also find information and advice for people with diabetes who are planning for pregnancy,
Below you can get more information about services in Derby and Derbyshire for people with diabetes.
If you would like health advice about how living with diabetes, visit the NHS page on the disease.