Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to properly use or produce enough insulin. It’s a chronic disease with no known cure. Being overweight is closely tied to the development of type 2 diabetes. Overweight children have an increased likelihood of insulin problems. As the body struggles to regulate insulin, high blood sugar leads to a number of potentially serious health problems.
In general, kids with type 2 diabetes need to: eat a healthy, balanced diet and follow a meal plan, get regular exercise, take medications as prescribed, monitor blood sugar levels regularly. kids with type 2 diabetes switch to healthier habits is a key part of treatment. Scientists have found that certain fat cells are metabolically active and secrete chemicals that raise inflammation levels in the body and contribute to increased fat in the liver, which is a risk factor for insulin resistance a precursor to type 2 diabetes.
Over 222,500 people began using insulin to treat their diabetes between 2000 and 2009. Most of these people (77%) had Type 2 diabetes. The incidence of insulin-treated Type 2 diabetes rose from 74 per 100,000 people aged 10 or over in 2000, to 117 per 100,000 people aged 10 or over in 2009.