Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it.
Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that acts like a key to let blood sugar into the cells in your body for use as energy. If you have type 2 diabetes, cells don’t respond normally to insulin; this is called insulin resistance. Your pancreas makes more insulin to try to get cells to respond. Eventually your pancreas can’t keep up, and your blood sugar rises, setting the stage for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar is damaging to the body and can cause other serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.
Type 2 diabetes symptoms often develop over several years and can go on for a long time without being noticed (sometimes there aren’t any noticeable symptoms at all). Because symptoms can be hard to spot, it’s important to know the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and to see your doctor to get your blood sugar tested if you have any of them.
Type 2 Diabetes symptoms include:
-Increased thirst and dry mouth,
-Frequent vaginal or urinary infections,
-Neuropathy (numbness, tingling in feet and hands),
-Slow-healing sores or frequent infections,
How do I know if I have Type 2 Diabetes?
At least one the following blood tests:
Fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL or higher on two separate occasions
HbA1c of 6.5% or higher
An oral glucose tolerance test that shows a blood sugar of 200 mg/dL or higher after 2 hours
Most people with type 2 diabetes are required to take several medicines to control it. Over time the efficacy of the medicines diminish and its necessary to increase the dosage or change the types of medicines, often this can be more expensive medicines or even insulin which could also affect the patients mentally as many people are afraid of daily injections.
It is very common with people suffering with type 2 diabetes to be confused about which are the best foods to control their condition, this lack of understanding leads to failure diets that only leaves people frustrated while their health continues to deteriorate.
Some diabetes medications can cause weight gain and even if you follow strict “low calorie diets” it could still be very difficult to lose the weight which leaves patients feeling ashamed and depress.
Diabetes that is not under control is often the cause of other conditions such as, Heart problems, kidney failures, nerve damage and it even increases the risk of cancer.
While type 2 diabetes is often the main illness, people often suffer of high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol when dealing with this condition.
A common misconception is that type 2 diabetes is not curable or controllable because it has been in your family’s history, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
The Solution: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Program
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Close follow up with physician Dr.Andrea Bretal MD adjusting medications or even discontinuing medications as needed.
Lose weight and feel great.
Lower your HbA1c level, control your high blood pressure and cholesterol levels naturally.
Halt the progression of Type 2 Diabetes and prevent complications.
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