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Complications of diabetes

Over time persistent high blood glucose levels (BGLs) can damage the body’s organs causing 'diabetes-related complications'. Find out about complications of diabetes.

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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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Diabetes types

There are three main types of diabetes: diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2 and gestational diabetes. Find out about diabetes types.

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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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Diabetes medication

There are many types of medicines used to treat diabetes. The specific medicine will depend on the type of diabetes, as well as the state of your general health. Find out more about insulin, metformin, sulphonylureas and other medications.

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Living with diabetes

Having diabetes can make some aspects of life more challenging, but it doesn’t define who you are or prevent you from enjoying and participating in life. Find out how to manage with diabetes.

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Diabetes treatment

The aim of treating your diabetes is to keep blood glucose levels as close to 'normal' as possible. Find out about treatment options for diabetes.

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Stay safe while flying with diabetes

If you live with diabetes and travel by plane, forward preparation is crucial. Use these tips on meals, insulin and emergency planning so you arrive safely.

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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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Diabetic ketoacidosis

Information about Diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition caused when you have a high blood sugar level, and not enough insulin in your body to break it down to use for energy .

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Gestational diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes can have a healthy pregnancy with careful planning and control of blood glucose levels.

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