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Types of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin and/or does not respond well to the insulin it makes. About 90% to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2. People are typically diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after the age of 40, although it is now also being seen in children and adolescents. This type of diabetes is associated with excess body weight, and in most people, is preventable by following a healthy meal plan, getting regular exercise, and maintaining healthy weight.