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Diabetes mellitus, type 2 – a personal story

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.

Wasim, a financial services worker with three children was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after an emergency admission to hospital. Wasim is now on insulin (NovoRapid during the day and Lantus at night) to help him control his diabetes.

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This interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

healthdirect doesn't endorse any personal opinions expressed in the video, and we recommend you discuss any questions you have regarding unfamiliar terms or descriptions, as well as how this experience compares to the Australian health care system, with a health professional.

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healthtalk.org (Diabetes Type 2, aged 35 and under, interview 22)

Last reviewed: August 2016

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