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About diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a long-term disorder characterised by a high level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose comes from food, particularly starchy and sugary foods (called carbohydrates). After a meal the carbohydrate that you have eaten is released from your gut into the bloodstream. The increase in blood glucose with meals affects your overall diabetes results, so it is important to keep it under control.


Date of preparation: October 2022. IE22DI00184