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What Is Type 2 Diabetes
The understanding of type 2 diabetes (also called type 2 diabetes mellitus) can be a complicated job. Diabetes or hyperglycemia is a problem marked by high blood glucose levels and blood sugar levels. If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes, your body will not be able to use insulin effectively; which is called insulin resistance.
Initially, the pancreas produces extra insulin to make up for it. However, with the passage of time, it is not able to keep up and cannot make enough insulin to keep blood glucose at normal levels. The body resists the effects of insulin if you are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the production of insulin is not enough to keep normal glucose levels.
Initial symptoms of type 2 diabetes are not much clear. You can have type 2 diabetes for years and remain unaware of it. Symptoms may be:
A hormone, which is produced by the pancreas and has numerous functions in your body, especially in the control of blood glucose levels and preventing hyperglycemia
Glucose is the building source of muscles and other types of tissues.
While in type 2 diabetes, this whole process is disturbed. This causes building up of sugar into your body cell Instead of moving into your cells. This increase in blood sugar levels causes insulin-producing cells to release enough insulin leading to impairment of cells to make more of it.
Type 2 diabetes can have several causing factors: among them, the major causes of type 2 diabetes can be genetics and lifestyle. These confounding factors may cause insulin resistance. , the most common cause of type 2 diabetes.
Genetics Role in Type 2 Diabetes
Although type 2 diabetes can be hereditary, it does not mean that if your mother or father has or had type 2 diabetes, you are sure to get it. It only increases the chances of developing this disease.
There is some evidence in researches that you can inherit a risk for type 2 diabetes, but it is difficult to say which genes are responsible for the risk. The medical community is although working hard to find that combination of genes, which may be causing it.
Further Reading: Management Of Type 2 Diabetes
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