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Diabetes health centre

Overview & facts

Understanding type 2 diabetes is the first step to managing it. Get information on type 2 diabetes causes, risk factors, warning signs, and prevention tips.

What is type 2 diabetes?

See a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

Do you have all the facts about the symptoms, treatments, and complications of type 2 diabetes? Take this quiz and find out.


Prediabetes has no symptoms, but it’s almost always present before you get type 2 diabetes. It means your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not yet high enough for you to be diagnosed with diabetes.

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance means your body can't respond properly to the insulin it makes. 

Get the facts on insulin resistance.

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