Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body can’t properly use glucose, its main source of energy. A hormone called insulin helps transfer glucose from the blood to body cells. With type 2 diabetes, your body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin it makes isn’t working. People with diabetes can live well with the condition – if they manage their health appropriately.
Diabetes is a serious disease and in Australia is the fastest growing non-infectious disease. It is estimated that for every person diagnosed with diabetes there is another one who is yet to be diagnosed.
To find out your risk of type 2 diabetes, come into Discount Drug Stores where our Pharmacists can calculate your risk and give you practical advice on how to decrease it.
To see if your local Discount Drug Store offers this service, search our store locator and contact them today.