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Diabetes type 2

Diabetes 2 is a common disease, it occurs when the body's blood sugars become to high because the body doesn't produce enough insulin to function as it should, or the body doesn't react to insulin. Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the body doesn't produce any insulin at all. 9 out of 10 diabetes patients have type 2. Diabetes type 2 is often genetic and when a person is also overweight, he or she has an increased risk of getting diabetes.


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Diabetes symptoms

Many patients do not just suffer from diabetes, they often have high blood pressure and high cholesterol too. A strong link between obesity and diabetes type 2 has been found, but that does not mean all people who are overweight will get diabetes or all diabetes sufferers are obese. As the years go by and you become older, your risk at diabetes also increases. Diabetes can cause various symptoms and some patients suffer from it for years without being aware. Symptoms common to both types of diabetes include:

  • feeling very thirsty
  • urinating frequently
  • feeling very tired
  • weight loss

Diabetes test

The only way to establish whether you actually have diabetes, is to get tested. This blood sugar test is relatively simple, your GP or pharmacist can measure it through a small drop of blood from your finger and the result will show immediately. Some GPs prefer to send the blood to the lab as a different vessel may also give different results. Test results are also influenced by whether you are testing on an empty stomach or after you have eaten something. A normal blood sugar test result will vary between 4,0 and 8,0 mmol/l.

When you have diabetes type 2, one of the most commonly used treatments is Metformin. Of you want to know more about this treatment or want to order it quickly and discreetly at Medix24, please visit our Metformin product page.

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