There is not yet a cure for type 2 diabetes. Once you've developed the disease, you'll have to live with it for the rest of your life. However, it is possible to stay symptom-free for a number of years by changing diet and exercise habits. If the disease is detected early, you can get into treatment more quickly and delay or avoid secondary illnesses.
Consequential diseases can be problems with pain in the legs and feet and wounds that have difficulty healing. Over time, you may also get cardiovascular diseases or problems with your eyes and kidneys.
You can to some extent prevent complications of type 2 diabetes by being physically active, eating sensibly and taking the medication you are offered. In addition, it is important to avoid smoking and pay attention to avoid weight gain.