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1 Do you know anyone with Diabetes? Anyone could have diabetes A friend Grandma Grandpa Aunts & Uncles Cousins Brothers and sisters Mum Dad

2 What are the different types of Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes

3 Diabetes is a condition where people have too much sugar in their blood. Sugar is your body’s main source of energy. Sugar comes from the foods we eat. Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to use sugar for energy. What is Diabetes?

4 Why do we need sugary foods »W»We need sugary food for energy.

5 When do we need energy? We need energy to carry out everything we do. Thinking Playing sport Sleeping Keeping warm Walking to school Playing with friends Getting ready for bed

6 Can you name foods that have sugar in them? Sugary foods and drinks

7 Why do people develop Type 1 Diabetes? The body attacks the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas. The body stops producing insulin. As there is no insulin the sugar levels in the body rise.

8 Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Injections Healthy Diet Exercise

9 How do you know if someone has Type 1 Diabetes? Feeling thirsty all the time. Going for a wee frequently. Losing lots of weight. Tired. Feeling unwell.

10 Who is affected by Type 1 Diabetes? Children and people under the age of 40 Friends Aunts & Uncles Cousins Brothers and sisters Mum Dad

11 What causes Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is much more common than Type 1 Diabetes. The body still produces some insulin but it can no longer use it correctly. As the insulin is not used correctly, the sugar levels in the body to rise.

12 Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Controlled carbohydrate diet and exercise Tablets and / or insulin injections

13 How do you know if someone has Type 2 Diabetes? Some people have no symptoms. Feeling thirsty all the time. Going for a wee frequently. Tired. Feeling unwell.

14 Who Is affected by Type 2 Diabetes? Older people [over 40 years old] Being over weight or obese Rare in children and young people. A friend Grandma Grandpa Aunts & Uncles Mum Dad

15 What happens if people with both Types of Diabetes do not have enough sugar in their body? Tired and sleepy Bad tempered or even aggressive Unable to concentrate Confused Shaky Hungry Pale Sweaty This is called hypoglycaemia or ‘a hypo’

16 When could a hypo happen? Too much exercise without eating enough sugary food. Just before a meal. Excitement and stress. Cold or hot weather.

17 What do people need when they are hypo? They need sugar in their body quickly. Sugar is in many of the foods we eat. Sugary drinks Sweets Biscuits Cereal bars

18 More about children with Type 1 Diabetes Children with Type1 diabetes can live an active and healthy life. You can not tell by looking at someone that they have diabetes. It is important that you know about diabetes so that you can understand, support and think positively about the condition.

19 Thank you for learning more about diabetes. We hope you have enjoyed learning more about the world you live in. For more information check out our website Animations by Hannah Freeman Wilbert


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