Type Two Diabetes

What is Type Two Diabetes?

People with type two diabetes make insulin, but either their pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin that the pancreas produces well enough. This is called insulin reactance. When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose (sugar) can't get into the body's cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells are not able to function properly.

Recomended Diet

Diabetics should incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods, reduced fat and sugar consumption, and eating smaller portions. Diabetics need to have three spate meals a day. You should also include carbohydrates evenly through out the day in each meal. Don't consume large amounts of sugar and sodium, it is harmful for your health.

Blood Sugar

It is important for you to monitor your blood sugar. It is very harmful for your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia), this may lead to a seizure or unconsciousness (passing out). Also don't let your blood sugar levels get too high (hyperglycemia), if you ignore it, it can cause a diabetic coma. It is important that you always check what your blood sugar is normally and if you have any symptoms look for help.

Fitness

Physical activity is also important for your overall health, and can help with to maintain a good/average blood sugar level. Being active helps in many ways; it lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol. Incorporating physical activity into your daily will help you out by lower your risk of heart disease and a stroke that is very harmful.

Eve Pearson, MBA RDN CSSD LD (Nutritionist)

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Roopa Sathyaprakash, M.D., P.A. (Endocrinologist)

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Martin Reinke MD (Ophthalmologist)

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