Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition that causes too much sugar in your blood. It can cause serious health problems if not treated. In some cases it can be influenced by lifestyle choices.

  • Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.
  • It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.
  • It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.
  • It’s caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of the problem.

A healthy diet and keeping active will help you manage your blood sugar level. It’ll also help you control your weight and generally feel better. There’s nothing you cannot eat if you have the condition but you’ll have to limit certain foods.

You should:

  • eat a wide range of foods – including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta
  • keep sugar, fat and salt to a minimum
  • eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – do not skip meals

Type 2 Diabetes

Rosemary asks Mary Morris to explain the risks of this particular form of diabetes and how patients are now being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. They also discuss the increase of diabetes in children and how healthy eating and exercise is fundamental to reducing the risk for everyone.

Meet Mary Morris MSc.

Rosemary asks Mary Morris about her distinguished career in the fitness industry, her life and what drove her to become such a respected fitness expert and Teacher Trainer.