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Overview

It is generally characterized by insulin resistance, where the body does not fully respond to insulin. Because insulin cannot work properly, blood glucose levels keep rising, releasing more insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in older adults, but is increasingly seen in children, adolescents and younger adults due to rising levels of obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet.

Overview

It is generally characterized by insulin resistance, where the body does not fully respond to insulin. Because insulin cannot work properly, blood glucose levels keep rising, releasing more insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in older adults, but is increasingly seen in children, adolescents and younger adults due to rising levels of obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet.

Overview

It is generally characterized by insulin resistance, where the body does not fully respond to insulin. Because insulin cannot work properly, blood glucose levels keep rising, releasing more insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in older adults, but is increasingly seen in children, adolescents and younger adults due to rising levels of obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet.

Symptoms of type 2
Diabetes

The symptoms of type 2
diabetes are similar to
those of type 1 diabetes
and include:

Symptoms of type 2 Diabetes

Symptoms of type 2 Diabetes

Treatment of
type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, treatment plans can change depending on who you are. Some people can manage it with healthy eating and exercise, or with oral medications, while others may also need to use insulin.

There are many different types of drugs that can work in different ways to lower your blood sugar. Sometimes one medication will be enough, but in other cases, your doctor may prescribe a combination of medications.

Treatment of type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, treatment plans can change depending on who you are. Some people can manage it with healthy eating and exercise, or with oral medications, while others may also need to use insulin.

There are many different types of drugs that can work in different ways to lower your blood sugar. Sometimes one medication will be enough, but in other cases, your doctor may prescribe a combination of medications.

Treatment of type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, treatment plans can change depending on who you are. Some people can manage it with healthy eating and exercise, or with oral medications, while others may also need to use insulin.

There are many different types of drugs that can work in different ways to lower your blood sugar. Sometimes one medication will be enough, but in other cases, your doctor may prescribe a combination of medications.

Complications of type 2 Diabetes

If diabetes isn’t treated, it can lead to a number of other health problems.

High glucose levels can damage blood vessels, nerves and organs.

Even a mildly raised glucose level that doesn’t cause any symptoms can have long-term damaging effects.

Complications of type 2 Diabetes

If diabetes isn’t treated, it can lead to a number of other health problems.

High glucose levels can damage blood vessels, nerves and organs.

Even a mildly raised glucose level that doesn’t cause any symptoms can have long-term damaging effects.

Complications of type 2 Diabetes

If diabetes isn’t treated, it can lead to a number of other health problems.

High glucose levels can damage blood vessels, nerves and organs.

Even a mildly raised glucose level that doesn’t cause any symptoms can have long-term damaging effects.

Diabetes Solutions

CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE
MONITORING (CGM)

People with diabetes need to check their blood glucose levels, usually advised at least four times a day, but Fingersticks and A1C show only part of what’s happening.

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) uncover how food, exercise and medication affect your sugar levels, so your doctor can personalize a treatment plan to better manage your diabetes.

Diabetes Solutions

Continuous Glucose
Monitoring (CGM)

People with diabetes need to check their blood glucose levels, usually advised at least four times a day, but Fingersticks and A1C show only part of what’s happening.

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) uncover how food, exercise and medication affect your sugar levels, so your doctor can personalize a treatment plan to better manage your diabetes

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