Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes

Introduction

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that people get when they don't eat properly or take care of themselves. It can only be cured if the person starts taking care of themselves better, and eventually it will go away. When you have type 2 diabetes your blood sugar levels rise higher and higher. It is a stated fact that at least 90% of 26 million Americans have diabetes.

Ten Facts

  1. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal.

  2. Another word for diabetes is hyperglycemia.

  3. Type 2 diabetes does not allow your body to use insulin, which is called insulin resistance.

  4. You can get type 2 diabetes when you start to get over weight and stop taking care of yourself.

  5. Type 2 diabetes is very common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. As well as the aged population!

  6. Type 2 diabetes is the most common for adults.

  7. When it affects children, it is mostly childhood obesity.

  8. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes except for eating healthier.

  9. Sometimes it requires therapy.

  10. Over time the glucose could damage the nerves

Five things a person can do to maintain or improve their health

  1. Physical therapy.

  2. Eating healthier.

  3. Not eating food that is really bad for you.

  4. Exercising.

  5. Other therapies.

Citations

"Type 2." American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.

"Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and More." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.

"Type 2 Diabetes." Definition. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.