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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.
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.
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.
A ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet is an extremely-low carbohydrate diet sometimes used as a complementary treatment for certain groups of people, such as children with epilepsy.
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.
Insulin and non-insulin injection devices for diabetes
Insulin and non-insulin medicines used to treat diabetes may need to be injected. Different types of delivery devices available for these medicines include pens, pumps, jets and syringes. Read more on how to use your device safely and effectively here.