Type 2 Diabetes

By Cara Metcalf

Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease where the body is unable to properly regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. In Australia, approximately 1 in 4 Australians over the age of 18 have type 2 diabetes and in 2005, diabetes was the underlying cause of death in 3,529 deaths registered.

Some common signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes are:

- Increased urination

- Rapid and unexplained weight loss
- Slow healing cuts and bruises
- Irritated gums
- Numbness
- Blurred vision/loss of vision
- Itchy, dry skin
- Unexplained fatigue
- Unquenchable thirst
- Headaches/dizziness
- Leg cramps
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