Diabetes Screening


Lions want to help the war on Diabetes


Since 1984 Lions have been involved with helping people with Diabetes and in promoting knowledge about the disease. 

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.2 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 630,000 people who have the condition, but don't know it.

Much of the following information has come from the Diabetes UK website.  To find out much more about Diabetes click here.

What is Type 1 Diabetes? 


Type 1 mainly begins in childhood or as teen agers but can be developed at any age.  It develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin.
Who typically gets Type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 per cent of all adults with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin injections, a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40, and especially in childhood. It is the most common type of diabetes found in childhood.

Type 2 mainly affects older people but worryingly it is affecting younger people as well.

What is Type 2 Diabetes? 


Type 2 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).

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