diabetes type 2
What causes type 2 diabetes
With this condition, your cells cannot use insulin to process blood sugar out of the blood, resulting in high blood sugar levels.
- excessive thirst.
- frequent or increased urination, especially at night.
- excessive hunger.
- blurry vision.
- sores or cuts that won't heal.
Whats going wrong inside the body?
In a healthy person, the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) releases insulin to help the body store and use the sugar from the food you eat. Diabetes happens when one of the following occurs:
- When the pancreas does not produce any insulin.
- When the pancreas produces very little insulin.
- When the body does not respond appropriately to insulin, a condition called "insulin resistance".
Management of type 2 diabetes includes:
- Healthy eating
- Regular exercise
- Possibly, diabetes medication or insulin therapy
- Blood sugar monitoring
Only about five percent of people with diabetes have type one diabetes.