Newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

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Newly diagnosed?

A new diagnosis can be daunting and confusing. Sometimes it is difficult to find the right information for you. Have a read below for a brief description of what diabetes is. Diabetes can be a difficult condition to accept but the good news is that with the right support and dedication, it can be well controlled.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body can’t use it properly. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications.
There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. They’re different conditions, caused by different things, but they are both serious and need to be treated and managed properly.
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Page last updated: 16 Nov 2017
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