Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes account 90-95% of all diagnosed cases.
When people are found with type 2 diabetes, their bodies still make insulin but, overtime your pancreas will start to make less and less of insulin that you need in your body. It's harder to keep your blood sugar to stay in the range it is suppose to be in. Then, what happens is the blood sugar will start to get higher and higher and, if it stays in there too long it will start to damage other body parts. Like, eyesight, skin and feet, heart and blood vessels,kidneys, hearing, teeth and so much more. Diabetics have twice the risk of death of any cause compared to individuals of the same age without diabetes.
Genetics or lifestyle choices?
It is a common question: What is it caused by? Genetically or by the lifestyle choices you make? Are you born with it or is it something you get when your older? Well, it can be both, genetically and by your lifestyle choices and you can get it anytime in your life.
- 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, 8.1 million of who may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. "Researchers know that you can inherit a risk for type 2 diabetes, but it’s difficult to pinpoint which genes carry the risk. The medical community is hard at work trying to figure out the certain genetic mutations that lead to a risk of type 2" according to endocrineweb.com. Life choices that can lead to type 2 diabetes is: lack of exercise, unhealthy meals, and obesity/overweight.
Type 2 Diabetes