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Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes represents 85 to 90 per cent of all people with diabetes. The condition can occur at any age, but is most common among those who are overweight and aged 40 years or older.  Type 2 diabetes can be largely managed through through maintaining a healthy weight, ensuring a nutritious diet and engaging in regular physical activity.  However, some people with type 2 diabetes will go on to become insulin dependent.

  • Services and Programs

    Services and Programs

    It is important that good diabetes management habits are established as early as possible after diagnosis.  Diabetes Queensland supports people with type 2 diabetes from the time of diagnosis, and throughout their entire life. ...

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  • Newly Diagnosed

    If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may be experiencing a range of emotions, and may have many questions.    Managing diabetes is not easy, but it's not impossible.  Diabetes can usually be effectively managed within your daily routine,...

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  • Healthy Living

    When it comes to diet and exercise, people with diabetes should follow the guidelines given to the general population. Along with regular physical activity, a balanced diet helps manage blood glucose levels, reduces blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) and helps to maintain a healthy weight...

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  • Coping with Diabetes

    Coping with hypos, health emergencies, travel, driving, insulin, discrimination issues and even making decisions on when and what to eat, are all part of coping with type 2 diabetes.   Diabetes Queensland is here to guide and support you along the path to maximising your health...

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  • Medication and Insulin

    People with type 2 diabetes are often given tablets and/or injections to help manage their blood glucose levels. Any medication needs to be used in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity - it is not a substitute!   Helpful hints Know the name of all your medications...

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  • Pregnancy

    Women with diabetes have every chance of having a healthy baby as long as their diabetes is well-managed at the time of conception, and their general health is good.   Women with type 2 diabetes must manage their pregnancy closely to minimise the risk of complications, especially in the...

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  • Older people

    With increasing age, the number of people with diabetes also increases. Approximately 50% of all Australians with diabetes are aged 65 years or older. Diabetes care is generally the same no matter how old you are. However, there are some specific changes that happen with age and these might...

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