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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina).

Insulin-dependent diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar (glucose) level to become too high.

How to curb your enthusiasm for sugar

We all know that fizzy drinks tend to contain a lot of sugar...

Type 1 diabetes in a child - a mother’s story

All seemed fine at first but after more tests, the doctor diagnosed type 1 diabetes...

Introduction to diabetes

An introduction to the different types of diabetes.

Diabetes in pregnancy

Two to five in every 100 women giving birth in England and Wales has diabetes.

Diabetes in children

Understanding diabetes in your children.

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.