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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes disrupts how the body regulates blood sugar levels. There are two primary types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system attacking insulin-producing cells, and requires insulin for management. On the other hand, type 2 diabetes is more common in Australia, and often develops due to insulin resistance or inadequate insulin production.

Recognising symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and blurred vision is pivotal in seeking timely assistance.

Our team of Australian-based doctors is here to support you in managing diabetes. HelloGP doctors can provide guidance on monitoring blood sugar levels, lifestyle modifications, medication management, and personalized strategies to navigate the complexities of diabetes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Diabetes symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and blurred vision. However, some people may experience no symptoms.

Effective blood sugar management involves monitoring levels regularly, adopting a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, taking prescribed medications, and reducing stress.

Diabetes can lead to complications like heart disease, kidney problems, and nerve damage. Preventive measures include controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, as well as avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

While type 1 diabetes is not reversible, type 2 diabetes can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes. Treatments in Australia include medications, insulin therapy, diet and exercise plans, and support from healthcare professionals like those at HelloGP.

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