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Type 2 Diabetes and Children

Type 2 diabetes can happen at any age and is usually managed by eating the right foods and keeping active.

  • Type 2 diabetes usually happens to older people, but some young people and children can develop type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes happens when the body isn’t making enough insulin, or when insulin resistance has built up. This makes the insulin have a weaker effect on removing glucose from the blood.
  • Type 2 diabetes can happen at any age, and it is just as serious as type 1 diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes is managed by diet and exercise in some cases. This is called diabetes management.
  • However, diabetes medication and insulin are used in more serious type 2 diabetes cases.
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New words to remember:
Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, diabetes management, diabetes medication
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