Type 2 Diabetes

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What it means?

The body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.

"Diabetes Basics." Facts About Type 2. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.


  • Increased thirst and frequent urination.
  • Increased hunger.
  • Weight loss.
  • Fatigue.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Slow-healing sores or frequent infections.
  • Areas of darkened skin.
  • Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 25 Jan. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.


  • 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"

"Diabetes Health Center." Type 2 Diabetes Causes and Risk Factors. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.




Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care. We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and approaches, as well as healthy lifestyle choices. Good communication with a team of experts can help you feel in control and respond to changing needs.

"Living with Diabetes." Treatment & Care. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.


Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.

Diagnosed: 18.8 million people

Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people

Prediabetes: 79 million people*

New Cases: 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.

"Diabetes Basics." Diabetes Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.


maintain health weight

physical activities

changing ur diet

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