Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes

Here are some symptoms of having type 2 diabetes!* Constant thirst* Frequent urination* Blurred vision* Slowly healing wounds* Unexplained/unintentional weight loss

Your nervous system is affected by type 2 diabetes! This is because...* Too much glucose in your blood can damage all of the nerves in your body, causing numbness, tingling, and pain especially in your feet and hands!* You might not be able to feel these areas, and in severe cases, you may have to get your hands and/or feet amputated!* You may not even be able to feel cuts or sores that you have


"Hot Spots"

Two main problems can cause type 2 diabetes:#1. You can inherit insulin resistance, which means that your body can't effectively use the insulin it produces!#2. Your pancreas has a "beta cell dysfunction", which means that the patient can't make enough insulin to overcome insulin resistance!


Type 2 Diabetes

.Look out for these "hot spots" associated with type 2 diabetes!* More common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans* Also more common in the "aged population"

Body Systems Affected

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Dont worry, here are some ways to prevent type 2 diabetes!* "Lifestyle changes", such as weight loss, eating healthy, and exercising will decrease the risk of getting type 2 diabetes* Two drugs, Acarbose, and Armorial (a blood pressure drug) have shown a decrease in the risk of type 2 diabetes!

Glog by: Sean and Kevin

Treatment of type 2 diabetes includes:* "Nutritional guidance" and exercise, with the aim of weight loss*Testing your blood several times a day, and eating foods that will balace your blood sugar levels* Most patients use medications such as Glucovance, Metaglip, and Avandamet* Even if someone doesn't need medication to control their blood glucose levels, they may need to later on, because type 2 diabetes gets worse over time

Type 2 diabetes is NOT contagious, but...* Insulin resistance, which can cause type 2 diabetes can be inherited from your family members!*Also, your pancreas can have a cell dysfunction which also can cause the disease

How It's Acquired

Type 2 diabetes' scientific name is Diabetes Mellitus.*Type 2 diabetes used to be called non-insulin-dependent-diabetes!

Scientific Name

Diabetes, Dont Sugarcoat It!


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