Type 2 Diabetes

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

  • Tiredness
  • 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.

For more information about type 2 diabetes, please see the links below:

Diabetes UK: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes UK: What is Type 2 Diabetes