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Depression overview

We all have the blues from time to time, but if you have depression, this feeling is stronger, it affects your thinking and behaviour, and lasts from weeks to months. However, no matter how low you feel, there is hope. There are people who can help you and things you can do to get on the road to recovery.

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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a skin inflammation that causes red, itchy, crusted skin that can become swollen or blistered. Dermatitis affects about 20% of people at some time.

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Diabetes – blood glucose testing

If you have diabetes, you can test your blood glucose levels at home using a blood glucose meter.

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Diabetes – medications

The main aim of treatment for diabetes is to reduce your risk of developing complications by keeping your blood glucose (sugar) levels at reasonable levels.

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Diabetes – prediabetes

Prediabetes is when the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is higher than normal. This means you are at much higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Diabetes – pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is when the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is higher than normal. This means you are at much higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Diabetes – type 1

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin, resulting in insulin deficiency.

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Diabetes – type 2

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body isn't able to use insulin properly, resulting in high blood glucose levels. This can lead to a wide range of health problems if not treated.

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Dry mouth

Dry mouth is a condition where there is not enough saliva in your mouth. Dry mouth can contribute to dental decay, gum disease and infections, so you may need to take extra care of your oral health.

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