Can I Be Cured Of Type 2 Diabetes?

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Type 2 Diabetes

Print Overview Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body's important source of fuel. 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. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes often develop slowly. In fact, you can have type 2 diabetes for years and not know it. Look for: Increased thirst and frequent urination. Excess sugar building up in your bloodstream causes fluid to be pulled from the tissues. This may leave you thirsty. As a result, you may drink — and urinate — more than usual. Increased hunger. Without enough insulin Continue reading >>

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  1. Colitis and Diabetes

    I am newly diagnosed with Type 2. I also had ulcerative colitis in my 20's and in 1991 had an ileostomy. In 1994 I had J-Pouch surgery (ileo-anal anastamosis). Where can I find a dietian/specialist that deals with colitis and diabetes patients?

  2. Goodgirl08

    Hi Christine, welcome in. A good CDE should be able to help you with a special diet. Ask your doctor for a referral. Certified Diabetic Educator.

  3. powerwalker2

    i would say registered diabetes nutritionist (RDN).

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