Insulin is a hormone made by the beta cells in the pancreas. It is the key that opens the doors of cells and allows glucose to get into the cell.

Oral medications

Healthy nutrition

Food is made up of various nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water. The nutrients are:


Raising awareness

Risk factors

Signs and symptoms

Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include:

What is diabetes?

Dr. Dale Williams

Dr. Dale Williams

While working at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), Dr. Dale Williams has been helping lead a research training programme in India to develop a cadre of researchers in clinical, operational, health services and prevention science research focused on NCDs.

Join the Pin a Personality campaign!

The Pin a Personality campaign was launched in 2012 to help the blue circle become the universally recognised symbol for diabetes awareness. The concept is simple: identify a personality or well-know individual in your community and get them to wear the blue circle pin to show their support for diabetes awareness. Take a picture and share it with us!