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About Type 2 diabetes

Around 90% of people with diabetes in the UK have Type 2. It's a serious, lifelong condition.

If you're not sure about Type 2 diabetes, we have loads of information about the condition.

What is Type 2 diabetes?

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Need to talk? 

We're here if you need support, information, or just a chat. If you have diabetes or you're a parent or carer whose child has diabetes, talking can help. Here is how to contact us and become part of our online communities.

Call our helpline on0345 123 2399

Find a local support group 

Join the conversation 

Join our Diabetes Support Forum

Symptoms of Type 2

Symptoms of Type 2

By understanding the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes you can understand when to take action. We have all the information you need.
Know your risk

Know your risk tool

Our simple tool helps determine how at risk of Type 2 diabetes you are. It only takes a few minutes.
Treating Type 2 diabetes

Treating Type 2 diabetes

There are several different treatments for your Type 2 diabetes. The right one for you will be decided between you and your healthcare professional.
What can I eat?

What can I eat?

There is no special diet for people with Type 2. It's just a matter of eating healthy, balanced meals.
Learning Zone

Learning Zone

Our new way to learn all about diabetes, try Learning Zone today for food hacks, treatments and loads more.
Moving more

Getting active

Moving more can help you manage your diabetes. We have loads of tips and information to help get you on your feet.
Our impact

Our impact

Find out all the research we've done to help people with Type 2 diabetes in the last 80 years.
Diabetes education

Diabetes education

Learn everything you need to know about your diabetes by attending a structured learning class.
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