Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding and Causes

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

How does it happen?

The body is either unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin or use insulin properly. 

How does it affect your body?

Sugar accumulates in the blood instead of being used as energy.

How many people are affected?

About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. 

Who is at increased risk?

Type 2 diabetes mainly occurs in adults, but can develop in children as well.

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

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  1. WebMD. 12 Things That Make Type 2 Diabetes More Likely. Available from: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/risk-diabetes. Last reviewed: 21/10/2016. As accessed on: 20/6/2018.
  2. WebMD. Causes of Type 2 Diabetes. Available from: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes-causes#1. Last reviewed: 6/5/2017. As accessed on: 20/6/2018.