Diabetes type 2

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Diabetes type 2

Diabetes complicationsOver time, high blood sugar that is not controlled can lead to problems with your:eyes,kidneys,nerves,heart,blood vessels and your immune system. Some examples of the results are below.

What does type 2 diabetes result from?Type 2 diabetes results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Although there is a strong genetic predisposition, the risk is greatly increased when associated with lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure, overweight or obesity, insufficient physical activity, poor diet and the classic ‘apple shape’ body where extra weight is carried around the waist.

What is type 2 diabetes?In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas makes some insulin but it is not produced in the amount your body needs and it does not work effectively.


TreatmentsSome people need to take more than one type of tablet and some people eventually need insulin injections.It is usually recommended that people with type 2 diabetes test their blood glucose level regularly, using a home blood glucose monitor.

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Check if you have diabetes type 2Do you ever ...1.get really thirsty all the time2.need to go to the toilet alot3.get really tired4.frequently get a blurred vision5.Frequently get infections (e.g., thrush, cystitis).6. notice you have a apple shape body like the picture below. If you get all these syptoms in an every day, life you should check with your doctor if you have DIABETES!!!!!!

Do you have diabetes type 2?

Statistics1.An estimated 280 Australians develop diabetes every day.2.By 2031 it is estimated that 3.3 million Australians will have type 2 diabetes3.Nearly 1,000,000 Australians are currently diagnosed with diabetes. 4.It's the sixth leading cause of death in Australia5.Up to 60% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented.6.One in every 20 deaths is attributed to diabetes equating to 8,700 deaths per day, or 6 deaths every minute.7.In the age group of 35-64 years, 1 out of 10 deaths are attributed to diabetes



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