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
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.
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
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...
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...
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!
Know the name of all your medications...
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...
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...