Diabetes Type 2 - Causes and Symptoms

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of blood glucose. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in U.S. kids and teens, especially in those who are overweight. Some studies report that between 8% and 45% of children who've been newly diagnosed with diabetes type 2. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk.

  • Type 2 (Non Insulin Dependent).
  • Insufficient Insulin secretion
  • Inefficient Insulin Action
  • Both Defects

Causes of Type 2 diabetes

  • Either the pancreas does not make enough insulin and/or the body does not use it properly
  • Genetic Factors
  • Environmental Factors
  • Lifestyle

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

  • Blurred sight
  • Decreased sensation or numbness in the hands and feet
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Frequent bladder and vaginal infections
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Increased thirst and hunger
  • Male impotence (erectile dysfunction)
  • Slow healing of cuts or sores
  • Tiredness
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