type 2 diabetes or
type 2 diabetes mellitus
A disease marked by high glucose levels in the blood and impaired metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, caused by the body's inability to respond effectively to insulin, combined with inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas. The disease, which can occur at any age but typically develops in middle-aged and older adults, often begins with no symptoms, is associated with obesity and inactivity, and may be managed, depending on severity, with dietary changes, an exercise regimen, and oral or injectable medications. Also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
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Patient discussion about Type 2 diabetes
Q. Type 2 Diabetics solution My uncle is suffering from type 2 diabetics and i want to know that
is there any permanent solution for type 2 diabities. Very worried about weight loss too. Any one there to give us a permanent solution?
A. Type 2 diabetes is due to improper use of insulin or insulin resistance.
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Q. Women with diabetes are in general found with type 1 or with type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and why?
A. Women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy and after pregnancy the gestational diabetes goes, if not this gestational diabetes has chances to develop into type 2 diabetes. A pregnant woman can also have type 1 and 2 diabetes equally and during pregnancy she may get gestational diabetes.
Q. Is Diabetes type 2 a chronic disease? I have been diagnosed with Diabetes; does this mean I will always have it from now on?
A. I was a type 2 diabetic for 15 years. I had a gastric bypass, lost a ton of weight and no longer test as a diabetic. But, my doctors say "once a diabetic, always a diabetic." So the tendency is still there and must be addressed always. My problem is not evident but now I have kidney disease and it is attributed to diabetes with complications. Eat right, get exercise and lose weight. I hope you educe your numbers so you won't risk the complications. This is your best goal for now. Diabetes is being constantly researched, so the future looks bright and maybe a cure is on the horizon! Blessings!More discussions about Type 2 diabetes
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