Diabetes Type 2

Are you at risk?

Recognising Diabetes Type 2

If you see the following things:

  • Slow healing sores and cuts
  • Frequent Yeast Infections
  • Weight Gaining
  • Dark Skin Changes
Or feel the following things:

  • Increased thirst and hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred Vision
  • Tingling in hands and/or feet
Consult your doctor about diabetes

What you can do to avoid diabetes

To reduce your risk of diabetes you can simply:

  • Quit Smoking
  • Check your blood pressure regularly
  • Limit your alcohol intake
  • Eat Healthy (fruit and vegetables along with low-fat meat and water)
  • Manage your weight
  • Exercise regiularly

How to Exercise Well

If you haven't exercised recently, start out slow. Don't push your body into an ironman workout. Just do a few squats and some sit-ups. The next time you exercise you can do more but still only a little. It is important not to rush your body into exercise as there will be lots of injuries.

Make sure you warm up and cool down. Your muscles need to be stretched before they are exercise otherwise they will snap and tear.

If you don't enjoy exercising, do something you like. Walking with friends, team sports such as netball and basketball or swimming in the ocean.