Type 2 diabetes: what now?

Type 2 diabetes: what now?

INTRO

Type 2 diabetes… now what? We may have the coolest webshop with diabetes accessories ever (yes, we know it ?) and also build a great community of diabuddies (yes, we are proud of it ?)… We are also here to inform you ! We do this with personal stories and experiences, but also with hot diabetes topics and subjects that may seem obvious, but actually involve much more than you would initially think! If you’ve just been diagnosed, or have been living with diabetes for years, you know how challenging it can be to keep up with the daily routine of checking blood sugar and administering insulin. Most of our diabuddies have type 1 diabetes, but… what about type 2 diabetes?

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what type 2 diabetes is, how common it is, what the symptoms are, and how you can manage and treat it. Plus, we’ll be sharing some interesting facts and tips about living with type 2 diabetes and even how our accessories can help. Curious? Be sure to read on! ?

WHAT IS TYPE 2 DIABETES REALLY?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body does not respond properly to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. This leaves too much sugar in the blood, which can cause serious long-term complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage. For now, our diabuddies with type one pride can still follow perfectly. ?

There are more than 400 million people with type 2 diabetes worldwide, and this number is increasing every year. An estimated 1.1 million people in the Netherlands have diabetes, of which about 90% have type 2 diabetes. It mainly occurs in people over the age of 45, but also increasingly in young people and even children! In fact, 90 to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Do these numbers surprise you? No problem, we were shocked too! ?

HOW TO RECOGNIZE TYPE 2 DIABETES AND WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes are not always obvious, and can sometimes go unnoticed for years. Symptoms may include feeling very thirsty, frequent urination, tiredness, blurred vision, infections that are difficult to heal, and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. If you suffer from these symptoms, it is therefore important to contact your doctor as soon as possible. Of course you never know. ✅

Type 2 diabetes: what now?

DIABETES TYPE 2 AS A DIAGNOSIS: HOW DO YOU CONTINUE?

Fortunately, there are several ways to manage and treat type 2 diabetes. A healthy lifestyle with sufficient exercise and a healthy diet is the basis of this. In addition, there are also various medications that can help lower blood sugar levels and in some cases insulin injections are also required. It’s also important to check your blood sugar regularly to make sure it stays within healthy limits. ✅

TYPE TWO PRIDE: WHO'S HERE TO SUPPORT YOU?

Of course we are not here to advertise our webshop (although you are always welcome to shop ?), but we will be advertising our community. Not for our good, but for your good. Being part of a group of people who feel the same as you and who are going through the same thing helps… Really. You feel supported, you get tips & tricks and you go through every phase of your diabetes journey – not alone – but with people who empathize with you and can help you. Diabuddies, that’s what we call the members of our diatastic community. Well, your diabuddies are here for you! ?

CONCLUSION

Of course, it is and remains important to keep in touch with your healthcare provider and your diabetes team. Do you still have questions? Know that you can always contact us with questions. We cannot answer them as a doctor would, but we can always try to support you as much as possible. Support, that is what you mainly need from us. To our accessories, our community and all diabuddies who try to make the most of every day. Whether you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, just always remember that you live with diabetes, but it doesn’t have to rule your life at all.

Choose to make your life as pleasant, colorful and fun as possible. #TogetherWeAreOne ?

Type 2 diabetes: what now?