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Diabetes care in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a common health problem. It develops when glucose (sugar) in the body is unable to enter the body's cells to be used for energy. The glucose therefore remains and builds up in the blood.

You can find further information on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes here.

There is an 8-minute video explaining what diabetes is here

Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst and increased need to urinate
  • Weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness

Who is at risk?

A number of factors increase your chances of getting the most common form of diabetes (type 2), including:

  • Being overweight
  • Having a family history of diabetes
  • Having high blood pressure

Upcoming Events
Foundation Course in Diabetes Jan 31, 2018 09:15 AM - 04:30 PM — Berkshire Maestros, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading, RG30 4EZ
Best 4 Diabetes: Diabetes Oral Therapies Feb 04, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Berkshire Maestros, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading, RG30 4EZ
Best 4 Diabetes: Diabetes and renal disease Feb 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Berkshire Maestros, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading, RG30 4EZ
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