Adults make up the largest population of people with type 2 diabetes. They have insulin resistance, which means that their bodies don't use insulin properly. As a result, type 2 diabetics must change their lifestyle, watch what they eat, exercise and take their medication (if prescribed by a doctor) in order to control diabetes.
Who Is At Risk?
People who have or are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes:
However, children and young adults have been getting type 2 diabetes in the past few years because they consume a lot of fat and sugar and don't exercise enough. Healthy living is important in preventing diabetes in not only adults but in children, as well.
Symptoms of Type 2
Adults who develop type 2 diabetes may display the following symptoms:
If you notice these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, call a doctor. Diabetes can be treated, but it can also do damage to your body if the symptoms are ignored.