Lifestyle changes can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
When you have pre-diabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes.
People with diabetes are at increased risk of renal atherosclerosis, urinary tract infections,
If you have diabetes, it is vital that you have your eyes checked regularly. Damage to the retina at the back of the eye (retinopathy) is a common complication of diabetes.
Foot Care Tips
Special foot care is necessary when you have diabetes. Poor blood flow, nerve damage, and trouble fighting infections can make foot problems very serious.
Diabetes meal planning starts with eating a well-balanced diet that includes carbohydrates (carbs), protein, and fat. Carbs (found in starches, fruit, vegetables, milk/yogurt and sweets) turn into sugar (glucose) in the body.
With type 2 diabetes, the illness and symptoms tend to develop gradually (over weeks or months). This is because in type 2 diabetes you still make insulin (unlike in type 1 diabetes).