Get diabetes support
Getting support for those affected by diabetes is important to manage your mental and physical health and well-being.
The 14th of November is World Diabetes Day, but not everyone knows this.
It is imperative for individuals to possess a more informed understanding of the far-reaching ramifications associated with the development of this medical condition.
Watch the video below from The British Diabetic Association, operating as Diabetes UK, to understand more about the condition affecting millions worldwide known as diabetes.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes, a persistent ailment, manifests as abnormally elevated levels of glucose within the bloodstream.
This disease afflicts a substantial global populace and remains a significant concern within the realm of public health.
Despite its prevalence, there is still a lack of understanding and awareness surrounding this disease, leading to misconceptions and stigmatisation.
It becomes paramount, therefore, to engage in seeking knowledge pertaining to diabetes, thereby facilitating early diagnosis and timely management of the condition.
The ultimate objective lies in the enhancement of the quality of life for individuals affected by this condition.
By cultivating an enhanced comprehension of diabetes, we can ardently endeavour towards establishing an enlightened and supportive community for those grappling with this ailment, thereby undertaking measures for prevention and management.
Types of diabetes
There are various types of diabetes that can affect one’s health.
These types are:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
- Neonatal diabetes
- Wolfram Syndrome
- Alström Syndrome
- Latent Autoimmune diabetes in Adults (LADA)
- Type 3c diabetes
- Steroid-induced diabetes
- Cystic fibrosis diabetes
The diabetes epidemic
Diabetes is a growing concern in the UK, with alarming statistics and a significant economic burden on the healthcare system.
By addressing this epidemic collectively, we can improve outcomes for individuals with diabetes and create a healthier future for our society.
The blog post on the East Basildon PCN website aims to shed light on the prevalence, causes, complications, and management of diabetes, while highlighting the importance of prevention and support.
Social prescribing self-referral
Sometimes seeing a GP can take longer than expected to receive the right care needed to manage your diabetes.
If you think you need support for diabetes, be proactive and visit this link to the NHS website to learn more about services that can help you and your family today.