About diabetes

Poverty makes diabetes care tougher

Those diabetics who struggle to pay for food, medicine and other basic requirements also usually have trouble managing their diabetes and are at the highest risk of complications that arise from poor control.

1 in 3 type 1 diabetics still produce some insulin

It is commonly accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin. However, a new study suggests that one third of diabetics continue to produce insulin for quite some time after diagnosis.

load more

Ask the Expert

Diabetes expert

Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules