Diabetes mellitus, Type 2

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder, in which the body is unable to regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. It affects nearly 1.5 million people in the UK, and may be undiagnosed in up to a million more. It develops when insufficient insulin is produced by the body, or when the body’s cells no longer respond to insulin (insulin resistance). Symptoms include excessive thirst, passing large amounts of urine, tiredness and weight loss.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, please download this factsheet.

Obesity

Around 60% of adults in England are either overweight or obese, and around 2% are morbidly obese. The condition is associated with other issues, including Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal conditions. Weight loss can reduce such issues and improve quality of life.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the issues of obesity, please download this factsheet.