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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar (often called blood glucose) becomes too high. Diabetes can also be called diabetes mellitus. This is not to be confused with diabetes insipidus which is an entirely different condition.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t create enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.

Without sufficient insulin (or when the body can’t react to insulin) the glucose in the blood remains at a high level. If blood glucose remains at a high level it can cause serious damage to many of the body’s organs.

Over 2.5 million people have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. Some estimates say there are up to 850,000 people with diabetes who do not yet know.

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