Type 2 diabetes

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  • Type 2 Diabetes
    • What is it?
      • where the body does not produce enough insulin to function properly or the body's cells don't react to insulin
    • Symptoms
      • feeling very thirsty
      • urinating frequently (particularly at night)
      • feeling very tired
      • weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
    • Causes
      • usually inherited
    • Treatment
      • lifestyle changes
        • regular exercise
        • healthy eating
        • weight loss
      • medicines (usually in the form of pills)
      • monitoring blood glucose levels
        • every 2 months by G.P.
        • everyday by themselves
    • Impacts on the patient
      • Physical
        • tiredness may cause them too feel weakened
      • Intellectual
        • increased knowledge of diabetes
      • Emotional
        • embarrassment
      • Social
        • may not feel able to take part in some social activities
      • Financial
        • wages decrease due to taking time off work

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