Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Introduction

At a Glance

The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. This form of diabetes is most often associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity, and certain ethnicities. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight.

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What is Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of cases, where over 19 million Americans are affected.  Type 2 diabetes starts…

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Who Gets Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes has historically been known as a disease that only affects older people, where 40 percent of Americans over 65 have forms of pre-diabetes.  However, 26…

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Am I At Risk?

Obesity is the primary risk factor in the development of Type 2 diabetes.  Inactive lifestyle, family history of the disease, history of disease in the blood vessels of…

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Prevention

Prevention of Type 2 diabetes begins with diet and exercise.  As obesity and sedentary lifestyle are the primary causes of the condition, changing an unhealthy, inactive…

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Symptoms

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include fatigue, blurred vision, increased urination, increased thirst, weight loss, erectile dysfunction in men or yeast infections in…

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Hot Topics

More and more research pinpoints inflammation as a root cause of type 2 diabetes. Being overweight makes it harder for us to control our diabetes, but that can't be what causes it. Since a lot more people are overweight or obese than have diabetes,…