Diabetes Type 2

The cells do not respond properly to insulin

How Homeostasis is Affected by Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by the pancreas not being able to produce enough insulin to lower blood glucose levels or by the cells, that the insulin is going to, not responding properly to the insulin. The organs that are affected by type 2 diabetes are the cells that the insulin is supposed to go or get to. The body is affected because the bodies cells will not get the required insulin that is needed to help lower the blood glucose level in the average human body. There can be many symptoms that come from this, like an increase in thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing sores, frequent infections, and areas of darkened skin can appear.

Type 2 diabetes is a global health problem characterized by a defect in insulin secretion and/or a decrease in sensitivity to insulin, also termed insulin resistance.

Treatments to Type 2 Diabetes

There are several treatments to Type 2 Diabetes, but there is no cure to Type 2 Diabetes. Three ways to treat Type 2 Diabetes is through maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and losing weight, or through medications and injections of insulin.

Evan McMurray