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  • Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. While there are some risk factors that can’t be changed, being overweight and inactive increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • People with pre-diabetes can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by increasing their physical activity, eating healthily and losing weight (if they are overweight).
  • Common symptoms of diabetes include being more thirsty than usual, passing more urine, feeling tired and lethargic, slow-healing wounds, recurring infections and blurred vision. However, many people with type 2 diabetes may not have any symptoms.
  • Early evidence shows that some people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight and recently diagnosed can reverse type 2 diabetes if they are able to achieve significant weight loss.

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Reviewed on: 20-01-2022