Newest Review: ... is a condition where the body does not produce any insulin or the body cannot use the insulin which is produced. Type one ... more
... diabetes is the type of diabetes where you do not produce insulin and need to take insulin injections and type two diabetes, where insulin is produced but not used properly in the body, is often seen as a lesser form of the disease. I was under the misconception that type 2 Diabetes was a far less serious form of the condition and that all I would have to do was lose a bit of weight to control it but in reality it is still a very serious disease. The media like to paint type 2 as a disease caused by slothful lifestyl...more
It came as a real shock when I was diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year; I have regular blood tests (including fasting glucose levels) for an unrelated medical condition and up until six months previously everything had been normal and my GP had told me I was at low risk of developing diabetes. A fasting blood glucose level of 11 led to a repeat blood test and when this was also raised I was officially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The NHS quickly arranged an ECG, foot tests, a special eye test and an appointment with the diabetic specialist nurse. Whilst I am glad of this prompt treatment I was left with lots of questions about my condition and the advice on ...
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