Type 2 diabetes, What do You Need to Know About Type 2

Diabetes - United States (on December 13, 2014 02:14 AM)

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes as it the form that affects 90% to 95% of all the people that are diagnosed with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is also known as adult-onset, juvenile or non-insulin dependent diabetes as it is mostly diagnosed in young adults and does not need a person to be insulin dependent.


If you have type 2 diabetes, the cells in your body are not able to metabolize sugar (glucose) or are not using the insulin produced by the pancreas properly. Type 2 diabetes develops slowly in people because at first the pancreas produces extra insulin to make up for the metabolic irregularity in the body, but, with time the process of the extra insulin production slows and eventually ceases which results in hyperglycemia.


Many people that have type 2 diabetes remain unaware of their medical condition because initially the symptoms of the disease, when looked on their own, seem harmless or are mistaken with the day to day sickness.


Type 2 diabetes is not completely curable but it can be controlled easily if diagnosed in time. So a person need to be cautious if they show any of these symptoms; feeling thirsty all the time, passing urine more than usual, feeling hungry all the time, having a blurry eyesight, feeling tired most of the time, loss of weight, having a dry mouth and dry skin, having foul breath, feeling of itchiness around the penis and the vagina, having wounds that heal slowly or having patches of dark skin on the body and visit a doctor so that diabetes can be diagnosed and if detected the treatment needs be started promptly so that the person can still enjoy a long and healthy life.


It is also recommended that a type 2 diabetic gets all the knowledge they can about the disease so that it can be controlled in an ever better way. These Facts about type 2 diabetes will get you started.


FACTS about Type 2 Diabetes


In type 2 diabetes the body does not use the insulin produced by the pancreas properly which is called insulin resistance.
The pancreas, initially, does try to overcome the resistance by producing extra insulin but the process slows down with time and eventually stops and the blood glucose level increases.

When the glucose level increases in your blood instead of the body your body cells get starved for energy and in the long run the increased blood sugar levels may also harm your eyes, kidneys and heart.

Type 2 Diabetes is controlled with the help of lifestyle changes and medication which is only taken orally.African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican American, Latinos, the Pacific Islanders along with the aged population are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes cannot be fully treated but it can be easily controlled. People with the type 2 diabetes are recommended to keep a normal body weight, exercises regularly and follow a healthy diet plan. Medication that is recommended to a type 2 diabetes patient is usually Metformin as the first line of treatment as evidence shows that it decreases the chances of mortality.

Prevention for Type 2 Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented by a person who exercises regularly, follows a healthy diet and has a normal body weight as it is often diagnosed in fat and obese people. Foods that can help a person prevent diabetes include; whole grains, nuts, fish and vegetable oils. Eating red meat, consumption of sugary beverages and smoking are known causes of type 2 diabetes so it is recommended by doctors to refrain from them.





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