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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.