Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which insulin is resisted by the body. Insulin moves blood sugar, or glucose, from the blood stream into the body’s cells where the glucose is stored for energy. When the cells reject the insulin, known as insulin resistance, the blood sugar builds up in the blood. These high glucose levels cause signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is often referred to as adult onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes. However, Type 2 diabetes is occurring more often in children as young as 10 due to increased obesity in children. Type 2 diabetes does not have a cure, but can be managed by keeping blood sugar levels as normal as possible.
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