Learn more about Diabetes

Diabetes can occur when the body can no longer process sugar in the normal way and so sugar levels rise in the blood. Your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin which helps the body regulate the sugar levels in your body. If the pancreas gets overworked, it will stop producing enough insulin or the insulin it does produce becomes less effective and this is known as diabetes.

Damage to your organs can begin when blood sugar levels stay high and are not brought back down again because the pancreas is no longer working correctly. Therefore, the sooner diabetes is detected and treated, the less chance there is of lasting damage.