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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. Akshay Jain

    Type 1 diabetes affects in early age. In this a person's body is unable to produce insulin. there's a genetic predisposition to this condition and disease can manifest it self randomly at any time or after any stresser I.e infection, trauma etc.

  2. RAJAMOHAN GOVINDARAJAN

    Genetic factors one important cause..Food habits sedentary lifestyle another factor .Stress and worries precipitate ..Type I diabetes is hereditary ..And in Type II beside family causes endocrinological defects and life style including food habits play in causation

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