The chronic condition which affects the way an individualâs body metabolizes glucose, the main source of fuel for human body is referred to as Type 2 diabetes. This was previously known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes. The symptoms for Type 2 diabetes develop slowly. In fact, individual can be affected by type 2 diabetes for years and not know it. The symptoms include: Increased thirst and frequent urination; Increased hunger; Weight loss; Fatigue; Blurred vision; Slow-healing sores or frequent infections; Areas of darkened skin
Type 2 diabetes develops when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin or body become resistant to insulin. Exact reason for this cause is unknown, although excess weight and inactivity seem to be contributing factors.
Treatment methodologies for type 2 diabetes require lifelong commitment to: Blood sugar monitoring; Healthy eating; Regular exercise; Possibly, diabetes medication or insulin therapy.
Last date updated on July, 2014