Type 2 diabetes once known as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes is the most important and common form of diabetes, affecting 90% to 95% of the 13 million men with diabetes.
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin; however the insulin their pancreas secretes is either not enough or the body is unable to recognize the insulin and use it symmetric . It is called as insulin resistance. When there isn’t enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, sugar (glucose) can’t get into the body’s cells to be used for fuel. When sugar builds up in the blood in place of going into cells, the body’s cells are not able to function right way . Other issued linked with the build up of sugar in the blood include:
Anyone can get type 2 diabetes. However, those at highest risk for the disease are those who are obese or overweight, people with family members who have type 2 diabetes and people who have metabolic syndrome (a cluster of issued that involved high cholesterol, high triglycerides, low good ‘HDL’ cholesterol and a high bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol, and high blood pressure). In adding old people are more susceptible to increasing the disease since aging makes the body less tolerant of sugars.