Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. Pancreas of people with type 2 diabetes make insulin, but their cells don’t use it as well as they should. This is called insulin resistance.

At first, the pancreas makes more insulin to try to get glucose into the cells. But eventually it can’t keep up, and the sugar builds up in your blood instead.

Type 2 diabetes is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors. It also has strong genetic and family related risk factors. Type 2 Represents 85–90 per cent of all cases of diabetes. It usually develops in adults over the age of 45 years but is increasingly occurring in younger age groups including children, adolescents and young adults.

It is more likely in people with a family history of type 2 diabetes or from particular ethnic backgrounds, for some the first sign may be a complication of diabetes such as a heart attack, vision problems or a foot ulcer

It is managed with a combination of regular physical activity, healthy eating and weight reduction. As type 2 diabetes is often progressive, most people will need oral medications and/or insulin injections in addition to lifestyle changes over time.

What causes Type 2 Diabetes

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

Managing type 2 Diabetes


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