Type 2 Diabetes & Hypos Xplained


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Type 2 Diabetes & Hypos Xplained

Through Storytelling

Maree has Type 2 Diabetes

Hi, I'm Maree and I’ve been living with Type 2 Diabetes for 9 years.

When I was first diagnosed, I started off by managing my diabetes through diet and exercise. I slowly progressed onto oral medication and then three years ago I was put on daily insulin injections.

The insulin has helped to stabilise my levels but if I don’t eat regular meals or enough carbs, I can get low blood sugar level episodes also referred to as hypo's (hypoglycaemia). I now pay close attention to the warning signs if a hypo is coming on, so I can do something before my blood sugar drops too low.

Whilst I do have to be vigilant with managing my Type 2 Diabetes, I haven’t let it take over my life. I still go out and enjoy the precious moments in life. I hope my story can inspire you or your loved ones living with Type 2 Diabetes.

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, I realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what everyday people understand can be two totally different things.

We believe everyone should feel informed and empowered, so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people! It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need!

We hope this helps you in your journey!


Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X

About Type 2 Diabetes Xplained

Real People

The Type 2 Diabetes Xplained story is based on a real person — Maree! It reflects her story, her experiences, and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Type 2 Diabetes Xplained!

Our Team

The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Type 2 Diabetes Xplained has been reviewed by experts in the field to ensure all of our medical content is accurate, up-to-date and relevant.

Experts Involved in Type 2 Diabetes Xplained

A collaborative community effort.

A wide community of people have contributed to the development of Type 2 Diabetes Xplained.

The starting point being the story of Maree, as well as those people who participated in our focus group. From this, medical experts and relevant medical bodies were involved to create reliable and accurate information you can depend on.

Along the way, the story has been reviewed by these experts and shared with the focus group to help evolve and optimise the content. Thank you to all of those who were involved!

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