Diabetes Information

This is a diabetes blog. It introduces diabetes information such as the symptoms of diabetes; the types of diabetes; diabetes supply; diabetes diet; diabetes care; diabetes treatment; diabetes diagnosis; diabetes mellitus and diabetes tests etc. The diabetes knowledge on this site comes from the medical books, medical research papers, American Diabetes Association and other reliable sources. Wish you all have a good health!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Type 2 diabetes

Formerly called adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes.

People can develop type 2 diabetes at any ageā€”even during childhood.

This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which fat, muscle, and liver cells do not use insulin properly.

In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas makes too little insulin and the cells throughout the body are unable to respond to the insulin that is produced. The result is a build-up of glucose in the blood, which eventually spills over into the urine. High blood glucose levels are responsible for the many health problems associated with diabetes.

Being overweight and inactive increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

Treatment includes using diabetes medicines, making wise food choices, being physically active, taking aspirin daily, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.


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