Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. It is high blood sugar levels due to your body not making enough of a hormone called insulin, or what it makes not working properly — known as insulin resistance.
Treatment includes eating well and moving more. Some people may also need to take diabetes medication such as metformin or insulin.
Anyone can develop type 2 diabetes but it mostly affects people over 25 often with a family history.
Type 2 diabetes doesn't just affect people living with overweight or obesity, although this is one of the risk factors, along with ethnicity.
There’s no cure but some people with type 2 diabetes can put their diabetes into remission by losing a significant amount of weight.