The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, was officially opened on the 24th May 2010 by Sir Ian Botham OBE.
The centre is dedicated to Stephanie Marks, a young girl who dreamed of becoming a doctor and who tragically died from complications from the disease in 2002, aged just 17.
Based at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, we provide treatment and advice to adult and paediatric patients ... read more
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.
There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
In 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million people aged 16 or over with diabetes (both diagnosed and undiagnosed) in England. By 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 4.6 million, with 90% of those affected having type 2 diabetes ... read more
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects women during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Normally, the amount of glucose in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin. However, during pregnancy, some women have higher than normal levels of glucose in their blood and their body cannot produce enough insulin to transport it all into the cells. This means that the level of glucose in the blood rises ... read more
We are experts in the field of diabetes care, treatment and research. We use our expertise to compile the evidence base for policies that help all of those affected by diabetes and inform our campaigns for better services.
We influence governments, opinion formers, healthcare professionals and health services to ensure that people with diabetes get the standards of care they deserve and that the wider public is aware of how to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes ... read more