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Diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels become too high.

Diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels become too high.
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Diabetes prevention

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not yet known, but we do know that it is not caused by poor diet and lack of activity. At this stage, nothing can be done to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes.

However, type 2 diabetes results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The risk is greatly increased if you have high blood pressure, are overweight or obese, do insufficient physical activity or eat a poor diet.

You can help delay the onset of or even prevent getting type 2 diabetes by:

Last reviewed: September 2016

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10 tips to help prevent type 2 diabetes

You can help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by understanding your risk and making changes to your lifestyle. Common risk factors include increased weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride (blood fat) levels. Changing the habits of a lifetime isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort.

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Prevention There are different types of diabetes; the three most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

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Managing type 2 diabetes | Type 2 Diabetes Treatment | Treatment for type 2 diabetes

Learning about healthy food, the importance of exercise, blood glucose monitoring and preventing complications can help you to live well with type 2 diabetes.

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Preventing complications

Preventing complications Diabetes is a complex condition that affects many parts of a person's body

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Type 1 diabetes diagnosis- personal experience

Type 1 diabetes is an incurable condition which must be carefully managed to prevent complications. Like the more common Type 2 diabetes, the condition is characterised by abnormal blood glucose levels.Unlike Type 2 diabetes which can be prevented and treated through healthy eating and lifestyle, there is no known way to prevent Type 1 diabetes.

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Your eyes & diabetes

Your eyes can be affected if you have diabetes. Serious vision loss due to diabetes can be prevented with regular eye testing and early treatment.

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Type 1 diabetes complications | diabetes complications | NSW

Type 1 diabetes complications can occur over time if persistent high blood glucose levels damage the bodys organs. Join us and become a member today!

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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that arises during pregnancy, more commonly diagnosed in the second or third trimester.

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Diabetic Macular Oedema | myVMC

Macular oedema is a diabetic eye disease and a type of diabetic retinopathy. It occurs as a complication of either non-proliferative or proliferative diabetic retinopathy, when changes to the eyes blood vessels which occur in retinopathy begin to affect the macula. It is a site-threatening condition which can cause sudden and unexpected vision loss. Regular eye examinations and good diabetes management can prevent the disease. This page outlines the prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of macular oedema.

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sick days & type 1 diabetes

Everyday illnesses or infection will nearly always cause a rise in blood glucose levels when you have type 1 diabetes. Therefore, at the earliest sign of any form of illness such as a cold or virus, it is important to follow your personalised sick day management plan. Be prepared before you get sick! It is essential to discuss and prepare a sick day management plan with your diabetes team.

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