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Diabetes Type 1

Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood to become too high.

It happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin, which controls blood glucose.

You need daily injections of insulin to keep your blood glucose levels under control.

Managing type 1 diabetes can take time to get used to, but you can still do all the things you enjoy. This guide is here to help.

Type 1 diabetes is not linked with age or being overweight – this is type 2 diabetes.

Further Information: Type 1 diabetes – NHS (

Ongoing Care

The care of people with Type 1 Diabetes in done by the hospital.

New Diagnosis

If you are newly diagnosed with Diabetes type 1 you will be referred to the hospital who will organise your care.

New to Tredegar Practice

If you have moved from another area i.e. outside of Tower Hamlets we will need to transfer your care to the local hospital. Please contact us and we can organise this. If you are moving within Tower Hamlets you just need to make sure that the hospital have our details.


Further Support

Diabetes UK – Know diabetes. Fight diabetes. | Diabetes UK

Lifestyle Support from the Practice

Date published: 1st April, 2021
Date last updated: 1st April, 2021