Type 2 diabetes real lives


In 2009 Lesley Mathews and her husband had just returned from a trip to Africa when Peter was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. They bought a blood glucose level (BGL) tester to monitor his blood, but when Lesley checked her own levels they were extremely high and the pharmacist advised her to see a GP immediately.

‘The GP diagnosed me as chronically ill with type 2 diabetes and commenced me on tablets,’ said Lesley. ‘I had appointments with an eye specialist, diabetic nurse educator and podiatrist, and frequent check-ups with the GP to monitor progress.’

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