The aim of Diabetes Week this year is to increase awareness about how diabetes can affect a person's day to day life, it also humanises a condition that many thousands of people deal with every day.
Diabetes, if not managed correctly, can severely affect a person's health and in the worst cases can seriously affect a person's sight, hands, feet and can even cause nerve damage.
However, there are many useful resources to help people manage the condition as well as a plethora of support groups and technological tools.
The mental health aspect is another ever present factor for those who are living with diabetes. Those with the condition can suffer from short or long bouts of anxiety or depression.
However, there are many services which can help diabetics who are suffering with their mental health as part of the condition. The NHS can offer a range of talking therapies to help improve symptoms and offer support.
To find out more about diabetes support in Hampshire you can visit the Southern Health website:
You can find out more about the symptoms and treatment of diabetes by visiting the NHS website, click here.
There is also lots of useful information on the Diabetes UK website, click here to find out what support is available to you in your local area.