Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas continues to produce insulin, but it does not make enough, or the body does not use it effectively. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in people over 50, however it is becoming more common in younger people.
Type 2 diabetes has genetic links i.e. some people are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than others, however it can be prevented in the majority of cases.
Some of the warning signs of type 2 diabetes are
- Increased urination
- Increased thirst
- Slower healing of cuts
- Increased infections
The onset of type 2 diabetes can be much slower, and therefore go un-noticed for a longer period of time. IF you have any of these symptoms, go to your GP immediately.
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