DIABETES (TYPE 2 OR LATE ONSET DIABETES)
Late onset diabetes is most likely to occur in people with a family history of diabetes. In this type of diabetes, whilst the pancreas produces insulin, the insulin is ineffective. Symptoms include:
People with type 2 diabetes can usually be controlled by dietary modification and exercise with insulin treatment not normally being necessary. While obesity is a major factor a weight reduction programme is all that is necessary to control it.