Type 2 Diabetes

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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?

EMOTIONAL

  • Embarrassed
  • Worried about affect on health

PHYSICAL

  • A stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney damage

FINANCIAL

  • Income decreases due to time off work

INTELLECTUAL

  • 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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