Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our times and an urgent public health issue.
It can cause nausea, abdominal, pains, lack of concentration, irritability, vision problems, menstruation problems and others – symptoms that are often confused with other illnesses.
Type 2 diabetes can be easy to miss as it develops slowly, especially in the early stages when it can be harder to spot the symptoms. Untreated diabetes affects many major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Being diagnosed early and controlling your blood sugar levels can help prevent these complications.
Early diagnosis can help stop diabetes becoming a real problem in future life as well as helping you to overcome immediate issues such as general malaise and abdominal pain.
Holly’s story, a teenager with diabetes