Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition related to the body’s inability to metabolize glucose. Glucose is an important source of energy for your body. With type 2 diabetes a person’s body resists the absorption of glucose and instead expels that insulin into ones cells and urine. This is typically termed insulin resistance.
“With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.
More common in adults, type 2 diabetes increasingly affects children as childhood obesity increases. There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, but you may be able to manage the condition by eating well, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to manage your blood sugar well, you also may need diabetes medications or insulin therapy” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2015)
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