Understanding Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, with around 3 million people in the UK diagnosed with the condition.

A person with type 2 diabetes has insulin resistance, meaning their pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body doesn’t react properly to insulin.

Insulin is used by the body to manage glucose, or sugar, levels in the blood and to convert glucose into energy.

For some people, type 2 diabetes may be managed through diet and exercise. Other people may also need medication to manage blood sugar.

Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being over 40, having a family history of diabetes, being of South Asian, African-Caribbean or Middle Eastern origin or being overweight or obese.

If you find out more about how to prevent Diabetes and how to control it, then come along to our event 25th November.  For further information please see the poster.

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