Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose in the blood.

It is becoming more and more common in Australia and can prove fatal. Genetic tendency, ageing, overweight, poor diet and inactivity are all risk factors.

Your chances of preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be enhanced with weight control, an active lifestyle and healthy eating. Early diagnosis and treatment can also help.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes and need further information, contact the diabetes organisation in your state. Visit Diabetes Australia for information on diabetes services near you.


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