Diabetes:
An Introduction

By:
Syed Hassan (Maqbool)
Public Speaker
Agenda
• What is Diabetes?

• What Diabetes UK does?
• How you can get involved?
What is Diabetes?
• Diabetes is a common life-long condition
• The amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood
becomes too high...
The Pancreas
Main Types of Diabetes
• Type 1:
– Normally diagnosed under 40 years old
– Treated with Insulin, diet control and physical...
Facts and Figures
• 3 million people diagnosed in the UK

• 850,000 undiagnosed people
• £9 billion spent by NHS annually ...
Type 1 Diabetes Facts
•
•
•
•
•
•

Body cannot produce Insulin
Cells producing Insulin get damaged
Cause is under medical ...
Type 2 Diabetes Facts
• When body cannot produce enough Insulin
• Insulin already produced by body cannot work
properly
• ...
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors
• Caucasian/White: over 40 years of age

• Black and South Asian: over 25 years of age
• Fami...
Symptoms of Diabetes
•
•
•
•
•
•

Feeling very thirsty
Going to the toilet very frequently (esp. night)
Feeling very tired...
If Diabetes is Left Untreated?
Why Awareness is Important?
• Early diagnosis and control of blood glucose
level can reduce complications
• Diabetes UK he...
What Diabetes UK does?
• Reduce the spread of Diabetes on society
using available methods
• Connect with, care for and imp...
More about Diabetes UK?
• Largest patient organisation in the UK
• Largest charity fund provider to Diabetes
research:
– M...
How Diabetes UK Helps?
• Information - Publications, Web site, Care Line
Telephone: 0345 123 2399 (Local Rate Call)
• Supp...
Current Diabetes UK Campaigns
More Campaigns for Better Care
How You can Get Involved?
• Become Supporting Member – Flexible
and comes with bi-monthly magazine and
access to informati...
Membership and Benefits
Thank You
• Diabetes UK Care Line:
– 0345 123 2399 (Local Rate Call)

• Web Site:
– www.diabetes.org.uk

• Regional Office...
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This presentation introduces the types of Diabetes and updates on the care, support and information available from Diabetes UK.
It also lets know how one can get involved and support in dealing with Diabetes.

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Introduction to Diabetes

  1. 1. Diabetes: An Introduction By: Syed Hassan (Maqbool) Public Speaker
  2. 2. Agenda • What is Diabetes? • What Diabetes UK does? • How you can get involved?
  3. 3. What is Diabetes? • Diabetes is a common life-long condition • The amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly
  4. 4. The Pancreas
  5. 5. Main Types of Diabetes • Type 1: – Normally diagnosed under 40 years old – Treated with Insulin, diet control and physical activity • Type 2: – Normally diagnosed over 40 years old – Treated with diet control and physical activity – Tablets and/or Insulin may also be prescribed
  6. 6. Facts and Figures • 3 million people diagnosed in the UK • 850,000 undiagnosed people • £9 billion spent by NHS annually on treating Diabetes and its complications Diabetes UK figures 2012
  7. 7. Type 1 Diabetes Facts • • • • • • Body cannot produce Insulin Cells producing Insulin get damaged Cause is under medical research Possible cause is body’s abnormal reaction Maybe triggered by a viral or other infection You are more at risk if it runs in your family
  8. 8. Type 2 Diabetes Facts • When body cannot produce enough Insulin • Insulin already produced by body cannot work properly • Cells producing Insulin get damaged • You are more at risk if it runs in your family
  9. 9. Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors • Caucasian/White: over 40 years of age • Black and South Asian: over 25 years of age • Family history of Diabetes • Obese or overweight • Sedentary lifestyle • Blood circulation problems in extremities • High blood pressure
  10. 10. Symptoms of Diabetes • • • • • • Feeling very thirsty Going to the toilet very frequently (esp. night) Feeling very tired Weight loss Loss of body muscle Blurred vision
  11. 11. If Diabetes is Left Untreated?
  12. 12. Why Awareness is Important? • Early diagnosis and control of blood glucose level can reduce complications • Diabetes UK help is at hand…
  13. 13. What Diabetes UK does? • Reduce the spread of Diabetes on society using available methods • Connect with, care for and improve the lives of people affected by Diabetes • Create a better positive future for the Diabetic patients • Campaign for all people affected by and at risk of Diabetes • Work towards the cure of Diabetes
  14. 14. More about Diabetes UK? • Largest patient organisation in the UK • Largest charity fund provider to Diabetes research: – More than £5.8m in 2012 – More than £6m in 2011 • Improving lives for more than seventy five years • National and eight regional offices
  15. 15. How Diabetes UK Helps? • Information - Publications, Web site, Care Line Telephone: 0345 123 2399 (Local Rate Call) • Support - Children's holidays, Family weekends, Peer support service and Voluntary groups • Research - Funds research towards finding better treatments and ultimately its cure • Campaigning - For better services of care, To help prevent discrimination by Diabetes Voices
  16. 16. Current Diabetes UK Campaigns
  17. 17. More Campaigns for Better Care
  18. 18. How You can Get Involved? • Become Supporting Member – Flexible and comes with bi-monthly magazine and access to information and services • Join Diabetes Voices: ‒ Lots of different ways to make a difference ‒ Quick and easy online actions and campaigning to improve services in your area ‒ Opportunities available for Diabetes Voices members to receive training and support
  19. 19. Membership and Benefits
  20. 20. Thank You • Diabetes UK Care Line: – 0345 123 2399 (Local Rate Call) • Web Site: – www.diabetes.org.uk • Regional Office: – midlands@diabetes.org.uk – Tel: 01922 614500
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