What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is when your pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin you produce cannot work properly. This causes blood glucose levels to increase to a level that can lead to long term health problems.

Self-management is an essential part of Type 2 diabetes care. The following information is to help you learn about and become more involved in the management of your diabetes. Through lifestyle changes the onset of type 2 diabetes can be delayed and even prevented.

Important Information

Whether you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes  or were diagnosed a few years ago, below are four Diabetes Awareness videos you may find helpful to learn how to self-manage your condition:

  • Video 1: What is pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes?
  • Video 2:  An introduction to carbohydrates
  • Video 3: Applying the Eatwell Guide to Diabetes
  • Video 4: Self-care, Monitoring and management

Supporting Video Information

We work with people in a wide range of areas and topics from healthy eating and recipes to supporting people to lose weight, eating for recovery from illness including – COVID 19 and Cancer – and help inform and educate about Diabetes and other long term conditions.
Please see the Related Information tab on the right hand side of our pages or visit the supporting my rehab page for a range of medical conditions covered.

What does Cardiff and Vale offer?

Due to current covid restrictions we are currently unable to offer any face to face group sessions. The films above have been produced by Dietitians for you to watch in your own time.

If you would like further personal support from a Dietitian please complete this
self-referral form.

Contact details

Community Dietetics Dept
Riverside Health centre
Wellington St

E-mail: dietitians.cav@wales.nhs.uk

Tel: 02920 907681

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