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Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels become too high as the body either produces little or no insulin, or can't use insulin properly.

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Pre-diabetes

Having pre-diabetes does not mean you will necessarily develop type 2 diabetes, but you will have a higher risk than if you had normal glucose levels.

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Diabetes screening tests

A diabetes screening test may be a good idea if you are at high risk since diabetes can occur without symptoms. Find out about the risks and how diabetes screening tests are carried out.

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Diabetes testing and monitoring

Trusted information about diabetes testing and monitoring, blood sugar testing equipment and ketone testing equipment can be found on this page.

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Why a diabetes test might be overdue for you

Diabetes is being diagnosed too late in many Australians, and by delaying a visit to the doctor they put themselves at risk of life-threatening health problems.

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use it well. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.

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Diabetes medication

There are many types of diabetes medicine, such as insulin, metformin and sulphonylureas. There's no one-size-fits-all medicine for diabetes.

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Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy, which affects people with diabetes, causes pain or numbness in the hands, feet or limbs because the nerves are damaged. Learn more here.

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Gestational diabetes

Find out how gestational diabetes it is treated and what you need to know before and after birth.

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Type 1 diabetes

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. However, while the condition is not curable, there are ways to manage it successfully.

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