Share your views - Pulse check Kingston: Services for people with diabetes
Throughout October and November, Healthwatch Kingston is working with Diabetes UK, to encourage residents to talk about their experiences of services. We are seeking the views of people living with diabetes including family and friends, carers and advocates, to help services work better for the people who use them. Please complete the survey below, or if you/the person you care for would prefer to arrange a telephone interview, please call us on 020 3326 1255 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are 2 main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes – where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
Type 2 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body's cells do not react to insulin
Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.