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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood to become higher than normal.  
It can be serious if not looked after but it is very treatable and for some people can be prevented or delayed.

Overview of Type 2 diabetes

Find out what causes Type 2 diabetes and how you can manage it by making changes to the way you live.

Symptoms and risks

Many people have Type 2 diabetes without realising. Find out what the symptoms are and if you are at risk of getting it.


Find out how Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed and what happens after your diagnosis.


Find out about how the choices that you make every day can have a huge impact on how you treat your diabetes.

Living with Type 2 diabetes

You need to look after your health and have regular check-ups. If diabetes is poorly managed it can cause other health problems.

Help and support

Free diabetes support courses and online resources are available for people with Type 2 diabetes.