Diabetes is a complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self-care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy.
There are different types of diabetes; all types are complex and serious. The three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes (occurring in pregnancy).
Over 6,000 children aged 0–14 had type 1 diabetes in 2013.
For full information on Type 1 and 2 Diabetes please contact Diabetes Australia.