Understanding the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.Diabetes is a medical condition where there is a lack of insulin or no insulin action within the patient’s body.
Type 1 Diabetes is where there is no action of producing insulin and Type 2 Diabetes is a condition where the body produces insulin but the insulin is ineffective, or there is not enough insulin, or both.
Type 2 Diabetes accounts for approximately 85% of people with Diabetes and while it is usually seen in adults, it is increasingly being seen in teens and children, in some cases due to poor diet as well as the lack of exercise.
Regular physical activity, a healthy eating plan, maintaining a healthy weight and stress management are the cornerstones of managing Type 2 diabetes.
Signs & Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes
Signs of Type 2 diabetes may include:
Often people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes may have no symptoms, however people are at a higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes in cases when they:
As a Diabetes Australia NDSS sub-agent, we here at Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy provide the highest level of diabetes care to our customers as well as:
When purchasing products which are subsidised under the NDSS you will need to bring your Diabetes Australia NDSS registration card or your medicare card and your concession/repatriation card/pension card if you have one.
Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy
PHONE: 08 9387 1803
FAX: 08 9284 1215
ADDRESS: Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy, 445 Cambridge Street Floreat WA 6014