For some people with a family history of type 2 diabetes, diagnosis in later life doesn’t come as a surprise. Others can go for years without realising that they are living with the condition. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes can vary from person to person, but can include tiredness, persistent thirst, frequent urination and numbness.

In the two videos below, people share their experience with life prior to knowing they had type 2 diabetes and preventing complications.

Queensland Country Health Fund Members can also login to access a range of resources and additional videos of people who speak from their experiences with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes - Before Diabetes

This video discusses life before type 2 diabetes diagnoses for Ian Mignonne, Henry and Patricia. 


Type 2 Diabetes - Preventing Complications

This video discusses how Ian Mignonne, Henry and Patricia are working towards preventing complications.

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