Diabetes Type 2

July 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.

What is type 2 diabetes?

  • Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.

  • It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.

  • It's a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.

  • It's caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It's often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.


What happens after the diagnosis

Usually, the following things happen after your diagnosis:

  1. Your GP will prescribe medication. It might take time for you to get used to the medication and to find the right doses for you.

  2. You might need to make changes to your diet and be more active.

  3. You'll have to go for regular type 2 diabetes check-ups.

  4. You'll have to look out for certain signs to avoid other health problems.

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