Type 1 diabetes: Sam’s story

My name’s Sam Williamson. I’m 22 years old. I’ve just graduated from university last June. I have been diabetic since the age of 11, and I am insulin-dependent. I currently take injections five times a day. I was diagnosed when my Mum read something about the symptoms and signs of diabetes in a magazine, and…

Diabetes and the body | Diabetes UK

In this film we’re going to explain how your body processes the food you eat in order to provide all your body cells with the energy they need, and also what happens when you have diabetes and this system doesn’t work properly. When you eat food that contains carbohydrate it’s broken down in the stomach…

Is there a cure for diabetes? | Diabetes UK

Alasdair Rankin, Diabetes UK Director of Research: At the moment there isn’t a simple cure for diabetes. And that’s why Diabetes UK is currently spending £6 million every year to support research that could help to improve the lives of people with diabetes, and to reduce the impact of the condition and its complications. From…