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Diabetes type 2 is an increasingly common condition affecting how your body manages sugar. Simple measures regarding healthy eating & exercise can dramatically improve this condition.
Keeping your sugar levels and blood pressure under control will reduce your chances of a heart attack or stroke, alongside stopping smoking.
We can diagnose type 2 diabetes with a simple blood test and we can also easily diagnose pre-diabetes, which if managed well, can prevent or postpone diabetes occurring.
Podiatry is the prevention, maintenance and treatment of a wide variety of painful or disabling foot problems. Podiatry is also sometimes needed for a wide variety of general health problems which affect the feet eg diabetes.
The Lambeth and Southwark Diabetes UK Group offers support and information for everyone with diabetes and their carers at our Patient Forum. Anyone is welcome to come to our bi-monthly meetings, where we share experiences with others and listen to presentations by healthcare professionals, as well as ask questions.
The Lambeth Diabetes Intermediate Care Team supports Lambeth GP practices to provide high quality diabetes care and empower local people to self-manage their condition. They provide innovative diabetes care in community settings.
Prediabetes, also commonly referred to as borderline diabetes, is a metabolic condition and growing global problem that is closely tied to obesity. Simon O'Neill from Diabetes UK says:
“We know that doctors use a range of terms such as prediabetes, borderline diabetes, Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG), Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) and Impaired Glucose Regulation (IGR). And these might sometimes sound confusing. Your first question might be ‘does this mean I have Type 2 diabetes?’, ‘does this mean I’ll definitely get Type 2 diabetes?’ or even ‘does this mean I’m in the clear?’ “The answer to all of these is no. You don’t have Type 2 diabetes at the moment, but you do need to act now if you want to try and avoid it".
This guideline covers the care and management of type 2 diabetes in adults (aged 18 and over). It focuses on patient education, dietary advice, managing cardiovascular risk, managing blood glucose levels, and identifying and managing long-term complications.
Hear people share their personal stories. Find out what other people say about issues such as symptoms, diagnosis, controlling diabetes and impact on lifestyle.
This decision aid can help you think about your options for controlling your blood glucose (sugar) to try to reduce the long-term risks of diabetes. It can help you if you are an adult with type 2 diabetes and:
Type 2 diabetes occurs mainly in people aged over 40. The first-line treatment is diet, weight control and physical activity. If the blood sugar (glucose) level remains high despite these measures then tablets to reduce the blood glucose level are usually advised.
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.
Nutrition management is essential to control both Diabetes types 1 and 2 Download a PDF pamphlet providing useful guidelines.