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Life style Diseases-Diabetes Type 2 1.Diabetes is considered a life style disease because it is not something you were born with it is something you bring upon yourself, stress, don't enough exercise, eating too much of the wrong foods, pregnancy or family history cause this particular disease. 2. Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. It effects the respiratory system In Type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells neglect the insulin. Insulin is needed for the body to be able to use sugar. Sugar is the primary fuel for the cells in the body, and the insulin takes the sugar from the blood and into the cells. ...read more.


High blood pressure and/or high concentration of fats in a person's blood, or a history of gestational diabetes, which is a form of diabetes occurring in pregnancy, or giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pound can all contribute to the risk a person is at. Diabetes can strike anyone at any time during their life - from newborn babies through to the very elderly. There are nearly 1 million Australians with diabetes. Each one of these people is Diabetes Australia's reason for being. 3. The symptoms come on gradually but many people with type 2 diabetes symptoms are diagnosed after a blood glucose test. The Symptoms include: * Feeling tired * Passing urine frequently * Feeling constantly thirsty * Blurred vision * Itching of the skin or genital area * Slow healing infections * Numbness and tingling in hands or feet * Weight loss * Tiredness * Wounds don't heal easily * Increased hunger 4. ...read more.


5. Support services in New South Wales vary from Diabetes Camps, which one best experience for a child with diabetes, they learn to gain self-confidence and it give a break for the parent of children with diabetes. To Consulting Services, this provides consulting from a physician. One of the doctors is Dr Linda Beeney, Consulting Diabetes psychologist, she can be found in Eastwood, Balgowlah, NSW and called on 0412 98 -7544 or emailed on : LindaBeeney@hotmail.com. As well as many support groups, one called the, Toukley Diabetes Support Group, its aim is to provide support and information for people with diabetes, their families and carers. And Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 9am to 11am at St Lukes Anglican Church Hall, 27 Hammond Road, Toukley. And can be contacted on 4392 3953 . ...read more.

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