Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
There are two main types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
- Type 2 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin
Our Diabetes services provides specialist advice, support and education for people with complex diabetes needs. They also support carers and healthcare professionals.
Diabetes Specialist Service
Our diabetes service provides education, information and support on diabetes to individuals, their carers and healthcare professionals across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Read our Diabetes and Nutrition Service leaflet for more information.
The service has a variety of structured education opportunities for people living with diabetes.
Diabetes Structured Education
Our Diabetes Structured Education courses provide information and guidance to enable people to self-manage their condition and live the life they want to lead. Click the blocks below to find out about the courses available near you, or to get in touch with our teams to find out more.