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Type 2 diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes too much sugar in your blood. It can cause serious health problems if not treated.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include needing to pee a lot, feeling thirsty all the time and feeling very tired.

There are many types of medicine for type 2 diabetes. You'll usually be offered a medicine called metformin first.

If you have type 2 diabetes, making changes to your diet and activity levels can help control your blood sugar levels.

Page last reviewed: 22/12/2023
Next review due: 22/12/2026