Everyone at Diabetes Guernsey is passionate about education around diabetes to ensure early diagnosis and the best outcome for those living with diabetes. We feel it is vital to raise awareness of the symptoms of all types of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is not preventable, and is due to the immune system, so we will focus on the warning signs and symptoms to ensure early diagnosis. Type 2 diabetes can be preventable, so Diabetes Guernsey will raise awareness of some of the things people can do to help to prevent getting type 2 diabetes. Our main focus is to support people to ‘live well’ with diabetes.
Education will also make a huge difference for those people living with diabetes. We aim to ensure people with diabetes fully understand their condition, and that the general public also understand what living with diabetes might be like.