What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and differs from type 1 in that the body becomes either insulin resistant or produces too little insulin, rather than being completely unable to produce insulin.

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is mainly affected by behavioural risk factors such as obesity, inactivity, unhealthy diet, alcohol consumption and smoking, but needs environmental triggers to set it off.

Source: NHS

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