Diabetes - Type 2
Type II diabetes is the most common form of
diabetes normally affects people after
the age of 30 and is slightly more common in women than men.
This is a condition
in which pancreas continues to secrete insulin, but cells in the body become
resistant to its effects. It develops slowly and is often unnoticed for many
years. Here the body produces
insulin but not enough to cope with the levels of carbohydrate and sugar in the
Causes of type II diabetes : Genetics,
obesity, inactivity, age, history of gestational diabetics are the important factors
causing the type II diabetes.
blood-glucose level can be controlled by exercising regularly and following a
healthy diet to maintain ideal weight. Sometimes the drugs may be needed to
stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin or control your blood sugar. You may be
prescribed anti- diabetic drugs such as sulfonylureas, which stimulate the
pancreas to release insulin or metformin, which helps body tissues to absorb
glucose. You may also be given
acarbose, which slows the absorption of glucose
from the intestine and prevents fluctuations in the blood level. If antidiabetic
drugs do not prove to be effective,
insulin may be used to treat.
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