Diabetes (Type 2)

Diabetes (Type 2) 2018-01-11T22:13:52+00:00


This disease is the most common form of diabetes. With it, the hormone insulin has problems turning blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) into energy. If untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to many serious problems.

How it Develops

Type 2 diabetes develops gradually. Normally, the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream to help the body use glucose. But in some people, the body develops a resistance to insulin. Glucose builds up in the bloodstream. The pancreas responds by releasing more insulin, but eventually it cannot produce enough to meet the body’s needs. When this happens, the person has type 2 diabetes.

Risk Factors

Many factors raise a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It most commonly develops in people who are age 45 or older. People who are overweight, physically inactive or who have family members with this disease are at a higher risk. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and vascular problems raise a person’s risk. It is more common in certain racial and ethnic groups, including people who are of black, Hispanic or Asian descent. And it is more common in people who have developed prediabetes, gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome.


Symptoms may include increased thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination and fatigue. The person may experience weight loss and blurred vision. Areas of darkened skin in the armpits and on the neck may develop. The person may also have sores that are slow to heal, and frequent infections. However, some people don’t notice any symptoms.


A TN attack may last from a few seconds to a few minutes. People describe the pain as like a sudden burn or an electric shock, typically felt on only one side of the face. It’s an incredibly intense sensation that can be physically incapacitating.


Diabetes can lead to a wide range of complications. It can cause damage to the heart, the blood vessels and the kidneys. Poor circulation can lead to
infections in the skin, especially in the feet. Diabetes can lead to a type of nerve damage called neuropathy. This causes numbness and tingling in the extremities. Diabetes can lead to a loss of vision and hearing. It can also increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


Type 2 diabetes can be managed with healthy eating, regular exercise and careful glucose monitoring. A doctor may prescribe medications to treat diabetes or its complications, and insulin therapy to help stabilize blood glucose levels.



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