What is Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is because your pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin, or not enough insulin, to help glucose enter your body’s cells – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance). At risk of Diabetes ?

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  • Grammy-Award winner LaBelle had no idea she had Type 2 diabetes until she passed out on stage in 1994. Now she calls herself a divabetic.

  • Halle berry Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry is known for her roles in films such as Monster's Ball, X-Men, and Die Another Day. What you may not know is that she has diabetes. In 1989, the now 42

  • Samuel Gachucha He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 9 years. He went into a coma twice and had had surgery for removal of cataracts. He died at the beginning of 2012 aged 21 years

  • The former Miss America is also a type 1 diabetic and has supported charities that fund diabetes research

  • Theresa May was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012 after she sought medical attention for sudden weight loss - a classic symptom of the condition along with increased thirst, tiredness and urination.

  • Tom Hanks (59 years of age) is an American actor and filmmaker. he was diagnosed with Diabetes at the around the age of 57 years old, after suffering from pre-diabetes for 11 years.

  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela has type two Diabetes

  • Ahmed Darwesh The late newscaster was a cheerful giver, kind and above all humble. He had Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Management Resource Centre

our aim is to educate people, from all walks of life, whether diabetic or not about diabetes. We however pay attention to those living with diabetes and give them information that will help them live healthy lives, control diabetes therefore reduce/prevent related complication.

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