Living with type 2 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 potential.
It is important to have a sick plan in place to help manage your
diabetes during times of illness.
Contact your doctor or diabetes educator
You can't eat normally - you probably still need to keep taking
your diabetes tablets or insulin, and will need advice about...
While hypoglycaemia occurs when your blood glucose levels drop
(usually below 4.0mmol/L) hyperglycaemia occurs when the levels are
too high (usually above 15mmol/L).
Hypos can be caused by missing a meal, not eating enough
carbohydrates for a given dose of insulin, unplanned...
Where possible, appointments should be scheduled early in the
morning, allowing for minimal disruption to your diabetes
routine. Make sure you take something to eat after the
Preparing for Surgery or procedures
Provided you and your health care team are...
Over time, if your blood glucose levels (BGL's) are outside
of the target range (hyperglycaemia), this can damage your body's
Damage to the big blood vessels (macrovascular) can lead to
heart attack and stroke. Damage to the small blood vessels
(microvascular) can cause eye,...
Living with diabetes can affect your emotional
wellbeing, but you can learn some strategies to help you cope
and positively impact on your overall health.
Don't isolate yourself
Don't be hard on yourself
Talk to your diabetes health care team and let them know
If you are going on a trip, whether by car, plane or train, it
is essential that you plan your diabetes management for the
duration of the journey.
There are a number of things to consider when planning a trip,
such as different airline regulations (for domestic and
Diabetes Queensland has produced a comprehensive guide for
employees: An Employee's Guide to Diabetes in the Workplace, which
was developed to overcome misconceptions and ignorance around
diabetes in the workplace.
The booklet contains in depth information about your...