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What is Type 2 diabetes?

December 16, 2020

Around 4.2 million people are predicted to be living with Type 2 diabetes in the UK, and an estimated 12.3 million people are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. But lots of people still don’t know what the condition is.

Type 2 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can’t work properly, or your pancreas can’t make enough insulin. The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include feeling very tired, needing to wee a lot, feeling extremely thirsty, cuts and grazes healing slowly and getting infections like thrush.

Credit: Diabetes UK



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