Type 2 Diabetes By: Skylar, Nick, Katie, Talaunnah

There are two different types of diabetes: type one, and type two. They both struggle with using insulin properly, or making it at all.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for 90 - 95% of cases. With type two diabetes, the body does not react properly to insulin, a condition in which the body rejects it. Over time, the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough insulin to overcome resistance.This type of diabetes usually develops slowly over time. Majority of people with the disease are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed. Increased fat makes it difficult for your body to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

People with diabetes have high blood glucose called high blood sugar or hypoglycemia and low blood sugar which is called hyperglycemia. Diabetes develops when the body does not make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

A healthy diet and regular exercise greatly reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some causes of diabetes are obesity, hereditary, ethnicity, hypertension,poor cholesterol, lack of exercise and age. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes are excessive thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, rapid breathing, blurred vision, dry-itchy skin, headache, tingling or burning pain, high blood pressure, mood swings, and infections.

Blood glucose is an essential measure of your health. Testing prevents serious complications and helps you feel better while living with diabetes. Blood sugar monitoring makes sure your blood sugar is not too high or low, which can lead to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Nutritionists and dieticians are experts on food and nutrition and they help a lot of people with diabetes. They know what is best for peoples diets based on their lifestyles. They can help people plan means and make diet plans that will help keep people healthy.

Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat diseases related to the glands. They treat people who have hormonal imbalances. The goal is to restore balance of the hormones in the patients body. Endocrinologists help people with diabetes by helping with their insulin and blood sugar levels.

Psychologists can greatly help patients with diabetes. Diabetes takes a huge toll on someones life and their feelings. It is not easy living with diabetes so many people go to psychologists for help so it is easier to go through.

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Created with images by geralt - "insulin insulin syringe syringe" • cogdogblog - "Life Liquid" • Jill A. Brown - "Diabetes" • Masahiro Ihara - "Vegetables in Whole Foods Market" • GreenFlames09 - "Pancreas 5" • deltaMike - "Shrinking Jeremy"

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