Type 2 Diabetes Directory

Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common metabolic disorder in which the body does not use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that enables glucose to enter cells and provide the body with its main source of energy. Eventually, the body can't make use of glucose, leading to symptoms including frequent infections, increased urination, blurry vision and, if unmanaged with diet and exercise, kidney failure, heart disease, and blindness. Type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes, is associated with older age, obesity, previous history of gestational diabetes, and physical inactivity. Treatment may include insulin injections and other medications to control blood glucose levels. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weight loss, diet, and exercise. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of type 2 diabetes, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.

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