Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.
About 90 per cent of diabetes sufferers in the UK have Type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable through healthy living, which includes adding physical activity and a balanced diet into your lifestyle.
9.3% of Brent's residents suffer from diabetes, and it is estimated that 17% of all deaths in Brent can be attributed to diabetes. A study from NHS England revealed that one in three people (33.2%) who have died in hospital in England following a diagnosis of Covid-19 also had diabetes.
Diabetes can be managed and controlled but there is no cure, and sufferers are at increased risk of heart disease and stroke, nerve damage, retinopathy, kidney disease and foot problems .
Its very important therefore, that if you think you have diabetes, you see your doctor, as they will be able to help you to manage it correctly.