Type tWo di­a­beteS

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Type two di­a­betes oc­curs when the body doesn’t pro­duce enough in­sulin to func­tion prop­erly, or the body’s cells don’t re­act to in­sulin. It is far more com­mon than type one di­a­betes, and usu­ally af­fects peo­ple over the age of 40.

Symp­toms in­clude feel­ing very thirsty, uri­nat­ing fre­quently, par­tic­u­larly at night, feel­ing tired and weight and mus­cle loss.

Di­a­betes can­not be cured, but treat­ment aims to keep blood glu­cose lev­els as nor­mal as pos­si­ble to con­trol symp­toms and min­imise fur­ther health prob­lems.

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