Type 2 Diabetes
By: Carly Schlabaugh
- Increased thirst
- Increased hunger
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urination
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet
- When the pancreas does not produce any insulin.
- When the pancreas produces very little insulin.
- When the body does not respond appropriately to insulin.
- Lack of physical activity
- Glycated Hemoglobin Test
- Random Blood Sugar Test
- Fasting Blood Sugar Test
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
- Monitoring blood sugar levels
- Healthy eating
- Physical Activity
- Insulin Therapy
- Bariatric surgery
- Type 2 Diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.
- 2 million new cases of Type 2 Diabetes were diagnosed in U.S. adults in 2010.
- Cases of Type 2 Diabetes cost the United States an estimated $174 billion in 2007.
- If either parent suffers from Type 2 Diabetes, a child’s risk of developing the disease is 15%. If both parents have the condition, the risk of developing it is 75%.
- Eating a healthier diet
- Increasing physical activity
- Regular Exercise
- Medication to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure
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