Type 2 Diabeties

Type 2 Diabeties

  • Submitted By: carlooss
  • Date Submitted: 03/03/2009 1:38 AM
  • Category: Science
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Type 2 diabetes

1. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is primarily characterized by insulin resistance, relative insulin deficiency, and hyperglycemia. It is often managed by increasing exercise and dietary modification, although medications and insulin are often needed, especially as the disease progresses.

2. This disease used to be also seen primarily in adults over age 40, in contrast to Diabetes mellitus type 1, it is now increasingly seen in children and adolescents, an increase thought to be linked to rising rates of obesity in this age group, although it remains a minority of cases.

3. symptoms of type 2 diabetes are:
• Fatigue
• Excessive thirst (polydipsia)
• Excessive urination (polyuria):
• Excessive eating (polyphagia
• Poor wound healing
• Infections
• Altered mental status
• Blurry vision

4. The effects of type 2 diabetes: Diabetic, Eye Disease Diabetic Foot disease, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction, Insulin Reaction Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia), Obesity, Weight Loss and Control

5. Type 2 diabetes is a major consequence to physical inactivity because you become very unhealthy and this can come under a range of things, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and an ‘apple’ body shape, where excess weight is carried around the waist. And all this can lead to many major health diseases.

6. By keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, along with physical activity. You can steer clear of type 2 diabetes. By being active, you are using bad glycogen stores to your advantage, where being sedentary your bad glycogen stores just stay in your blood and just build up.


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