There are many types of diabetes. The main two types are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and they are two totally different conditions. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition whereas type 2 diabetes can be considered an intolerance to sugar, or insulin resistance.

My Desmond

  • Ask the Expert – where you’ll have the multi-disciplinary team of the Leicester Diabetes Centre at your fingertips
  • Track your activity levels and even link up to the Fitbit or Google Fit
  • Track your weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol
  • Set daily goals that fit around your lifestyle
  • Compete with others in our DESMOND community on the global leader boards
  • Chat with members of the DESMOND community
  • Invite your friends and family to join you in your journey
  • Learn more about type 2 diabetes through our interactive learning and 9-weekly booster sessions

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Diabetes Symptoms


Type 1 diabetes 

Children with Type 1 diabetes 

Type 2 diabetes 


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