Type 2 Diabetes

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  • Type 2 Diabetes
    • What is it?
      • Pancreas doesn't respond to insulin properly
      • Difficulty in maintaining sugar levels
      • Caused by obesity
    • Major symptoms
      • Increased thirst
      • Increased hunger
      • Increased production of urine
      • Loss of weight
      • Tiredness
      • Nausea
    • Lifestyle changes
      • Change his diet to get correct foods
        • Rich in complex carbohydrates
        • Low in animal fat
      • Moniter it by checking blood glucose levels
      • Eating small regular meals
        • can stabilise blood glucose levels
      • Avoid sugary foods
        • Can prevent blood glucose levels rising
      • Physical activity
        • Reduce the amount of blood glucose in blood by using it up
        • Increase energy demands
    • Treatment
      • Moniter blood glucose levels
      • Take glucose-lowering tablets
      • Have insulin injections
    • Causes
      • Age - being over 40
      • Being overweight or obese
      • Ethnicity
      • Genetics

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