Type Two Diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is found more commonly in adults then in kids. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Sugar is the basic fuel for the cells in the body, and insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:

  1. Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.
  2. Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.

Type 1 diabetes symptoms still exist, you can suffer from Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia. The main difference from type 1 diabetes to type 2 diabetes is the fact that in type 2 diabetes the body still produces insulin, the body just doesnt absorb it. Diet and excercise is the only way you can manage type 2 diabetes. you can buy pills but diet and excercise work the most efficiently in maintiaining healthy glucose levels. For more information about Type 2 diabetes visit the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/