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What is Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn't make enough insulin, or the insulin it makes doesn't work properly (often referred to as 'insulin resistance'), meaning glucose builds up in the blood.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. 

Around 90 per cent of people with diabetes have Type 2 and over half of these could have been delayed or prevented through positive lifestyle changes including healthy eating and increasing physical activity levels.

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Fact Zone

Sedentary behaviour - Often sitting for long periods of time reading, watching TV or travelling by car, bus or train and not taking breaks to stand and move more, are all regarded as sedentary behaviours. By reducing the length of time spent in sedentary behaviours, you can reduce your risk of developing health conditions such as, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity.