Diabetes is a common life-long condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high as the body cannot use it properly. This is because the pancreas does not produce any or not enough insulin or the insulin that is produced doesn’t work properly (known as insulin resistance). Insulin helps the glucose enter the body’s cells, where it is used for energy.
There are two main types of Diabetes:
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This page has been created to help those with Diabetes who are either being admitted to Colchester Hospital as a planned admission or find themselves in the hospital as a result of an emergency admission.
Below are some links that will help you understand what to do prior to coming into hospital, what to expect once admitted, and what to expect after you have been discharged.
The Diabetes service at Colchester Hospital is provided by North East Essex Diabetes Service
Inpatient Diabetes Specialist Nurse
In the community Diabetes support
Tel: 0845 2413313