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Type 1

Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood to become too high, which happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin. Type 1 diabetes is not linked with age or being overweight – these things are linked with Type 2 diabetes.

Take a look at the links further down this page for more information on diabetes.

If you need specialist information and advice on all aspects of living with diabetes, you can call the Diabetes UK Helpline on 0345 123 2399, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm or email

Diabetes education 

Diabetes education gives you the skills and confidence you need to take control of your diabetes and helps to prevent complications.

If you live in East Berkshire and have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on multiple daily insulin injections, you may be eligible for CHOICE carbohydrate counting group education. The course lasts for 4 days and is run by a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Dietician and Consultant.

If you live in Surrey Heath or North East Hampshire & Farnham and have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, you may be eligible for DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) group structured education programme. The course lasts for 5 days and is run by 2 trained diabetes educators.

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Additional useful links

Diabetes UK: All you need to know about type 1 diabetes
Diabetes UK: Learning Zone