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Diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease in the Netherlands. On average 4% of the Dutch population suffers from diabetes.

Most common is Type 2 diabetes. This is 90% of the people with diabetes. Their body does not respond well or not at all to insulin or the amount of insulin in their body is too low. If diabetes is caused by a defect of the immune system, it is called Type 1 diabetes. People with Type 1 diabetes have to measure their glucose level every day and inject insulin.

 

GD Medical brands:
Diatesse, HT One.

 

Other brands:
Abbott, Ascensia (Bayer), B. Braun, Roche, Becton Dickinson (Microfine), Eli Lilly and company, Isens, Johnson & Johnson, Lifescan, Menarini, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis, Ypsomed.

 

Relevant links:

 

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics