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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.

Diabetes UK is a charity which supports everyone affected by diabetes.   Please see their website for further information, advice and guidance. 


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