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Type 2 diabetes directory

Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition that affects at least 3.5 million people in the UK. It happens when blood sugar levels get too high because the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells fail to react to insulin – known as insulin resistance. 90% of people in the UK with diabetes have type 2, which usually affects people over 40, but more and more young people are also being affected. Symptoms include weight loss, fatigue, thirst and frequent urination. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how type 2 diabetes develops, how to treat it, and much more.

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Everyone living with type 2 diabetes will be made aware of the risks and complications that the condition may bring, but women may have special concerns to deal with.

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