Diabetes Center—Type 2
General OverviewType 2 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells, causing your body tissue to become starved for energy.More
- What is diabetes?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- What are the complications?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider?
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Type 2 DiabetesComplications of type 2 diabetesDo you know that how well you manage your disease on a day-to-day basis can have a dramatic impact on your degree of risk for the complications of diabetes?Living with type 2 diabetesRead about one man's experience with diabetes and how he is able to mange the condition with minimal medication, a balanced diet, and moderate exercise.Learn your diabetic ABCs If you have diabetes, what three critical factors from The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) should you know? Find out.
Preventing Type 2 DiabetesWhat does it really mean to have prediabetes?Chronic diseases are rarely reversible, but most are preceded by a set of symptoms or conditions that serve as a warning, which, if heeded, can effectively alter the course of your health. Type 2 diabetes is one such disease, and in most cases, it can be prevented.
ChildrenType 2 diabetes in childrenChildren living with type 2 diabetes need daily strategies to maintaining normal blood sugar levels.
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American Diabetes Association
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases