What is Type 2 Diabetes?
When the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the body's cells don't react to insulin.
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What causes Type 2 Diabetes?
- The body doesn't produce enough insulin
- The body's cells don't react to insulin
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What are the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?
- Urinating very frequently
- Feeling tired
- Slow healing wounds
- Feeling very thirsty
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
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What are the Impacts of Type 2 Diabetes?
- Worried about affect on health
- A stroke
- Heart disease
- Kidney damage
- Income decreases due to time off work
- Greater knowledge of type 2 diabetes
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What are the Lifestyle Changes for Type 2 Diabetes
- Regular exercise to increase energy demands
- Following a healthy diet, rich in carbohydrates but low in fats to help stabilise glucose levels
- Checking blood glucose levels regularly
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What Treatment is Available for Type 2 Diabetes?
- Lifestyle changes
- Prescribed drugs e.g. metaformin
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