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 videos below, people share their experience with life prior to knowing they had type 2 diabetes and preventing complications.
Members of Queensland Country Health Fund can also login to access a range of resources and additional videos of people who have had type 2 diabetes speaking from experience.