Health Conditions
Dealing with diabetes in later life: Everything you need to know

Diabetes is a common condition in the UK, affecting over 13% of the population - that's over 5 million people. While five types of diabetes exist, the most well-known are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed early in life and is commonly inherited or triggered by illness. Type 2 diabetes is also known as 'acquired diabetes' as there is a combination of inherited and lifestyle features that can lead to it developing later in life.

What are the most common types of cancer in the UK?

According to the World Health Organization, cancer death accounts for roughly 10 million fatalities in 2020. Cancer is a disease where abnormal cells replicate in one place of the body. As a result, cancerous cells can penetrate and kill healthy tissue, including organs. During stage IV cancer, cancer spreads from one body region to another, known as metastasis. Let's explore the most common types of cancer in the UK, what can cause cancer and cancer treatment options.