Diabetes is a long-term disorder with a raised level of sugar in the blood. When you have diabetes your body cannot use sugar properly because the insulin produced by your body does not work or because your body does not produce enough insulin.
Are you at risk of developing type two Diabetes?
If you have two or more of these risk factors regular checks with your doctor is recommended
High blood pressure and/or raised cholesterol levels
Recurring infections eg: Thrush, bladder or skin infections
How many people in New Zealand are affected by type two diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes . In New Zealand, about 110,000 people have type 2 diabetes , and this number is rising rapidly in line with the increasing rates of obesity in all age groups.