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This article is aimed at people who do not have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes but would like to learn more about how they can reduce their risk of developing this condition.
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes occur when sugar in the blood cannot be used properly, and this can cause serious health complications
- About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes is strongly linked with overweight and obesity, and can be prevented
- Although there are several risk factors for type 2 diabetes that are beyond control, eating a healthy varied diet, being physically acitve and losing weight (if necessary) can greatly help to reduce the risk of developing this condition
In this article, you will find information on the following:
Page 2 - What is diabetes?
Page 3 - What are the risk factors for type 2 diabetes?
Page 4 - How can I reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?