- Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.
- It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.
- It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.
- It’s caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.
So, type 2 diabetes is a medical condition that causes your blood sugar to become too high due to a problem with your body’s ability to produce insulin. In some cases, this life-altering condition can be prevented if you recognize the warning signs when there’s still enough time to make lifestyle changes.
Click through the slideshow above for the signs that you could be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.