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What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose is your main source of energy. It comes from the foods you eat. A hormone called insulin helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. If you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use insulin well. The glucose then stays in your... https://medlineplus.gov/diabetestype2.html
Type 2 diabetes is a disorder characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels. In this form of diabetes, the body stops using and making insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Specifically, insulin controls how much glucose (a type of sugar) is passed from the blood into cells, where it is used as an energy source. When blood... https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/type-2-diabetes
Learn when you should get a diabetes test, which tests you may need, and how to prepare for each test. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/tests-diagnosis
Learn how diabetes is linked to gum disease and other mouth problems, and read how to prevent and treat mouth problems related to diabetes. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-problems/gum-disease-dental-problems
Learn about the different types of insulin and other medicines for diabetes, how to take them, and other ways to treat diabetes. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/insulin-medicines-treatments
Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include overweight, lack of physical activity, history of other diseases, age, race, and ethnicity. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes
Learn about the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, what causes the disease, how it’s diagnosed, and steps you can take to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/what-is-diabetes/type-2-diabetes
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