Diabetes is something other people get, right?
Not only is it becoming more common, around half the people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it.
Ignorance is definitely not bliss in this case!
If you don’t know you have diabetes, you can’t treat it.
If you don’t treat it, it won’t be well controlled.
If it’s not well controlled, complications develop.
The take home message is that we need to be aware of the risk factors and check with our doctor about when and how often we should be screened.
Take a couple of minutes to watch the video below for all the details.
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes
- Being overweight
- Not exercising regularly
- Family history of type 2 diabetes
- Having had gestational diabetes or a large baby
- Being from Polynesian, Asian, Indian, American Hispanic, American Indian or Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background
The reality is that you CAN be fit and healthy and have type 2 diabetes. You just need to know about it.
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