Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

In type 2 diabetes, your pancreas may make some insulin but not as much as your body needs, or it does not work effectively, or a combination of both. This leads to high blood glucose levels.

Type 2 diabetes can result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Genes can play a significant role. Risk is greatly increased by lifestyle issues such as high blood pressure, being overweight, insufficient physical activity, a poor diet, and the classic ‘apple shape’ body where extra weight is carried around the waist.

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How it is managed:

Type 2 diabetes can often initially be managed with healthy eating and physical activity. Over time most people will need to use diabetes tablets. Many also need to add non-insulin injectable medications or insulin. This is the natural progression of type 2 diabetes and taking tablets or insulin as soon as needed can result in less complications.


What we offer:

  • New and ongoing appointments with diabetes educators (nurse) who can assist with measuring blood glucose levels, assess and recommend medication requirements and answer diabetes related questions you have.
  • New and ongoing nutrition and health information sessions with our specialist diabetes dietitians.
  • Appointments available via phone or in person at Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Nowra, St Georges Basin and Milton.
  • Appointments with diabetes doctors can be made with a GP referral.


Please call 1300 308 969 to arrange an appointment.