Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes type 2 is slightly different than diabetes type 1. People with this type is that their pancreas produces insulin, but their cells don’t use it as well as they should. This is called insulin resistance. In the beginning, the pancreas creates a lot of insulin. This is to absorb sugar into the cells to convert it into energy.

However, excess sugar in the body made it unable for the insulin to do so and it can’t keep up. Hence, the excess sugar is left in the body’s blood stream and builds up. Being overweight or obese also causes insulin resistance if you carry your extra pounds. Type 2 diabetes could come into effect with children, young adults and adults mainly because of childhood obesity.

The frequency of the beta cells sending signals and accepting it somehow went haywire, thus mixing the signals. This will affect how your cells make and use insulin or glucose. Over a long period, this continuous event may lead to diabetes.If the cells that make the insulin send out the wrong amount of insulin at the wrong time, the blood sugar level becomes unstable. High blood glucose can damage these cells.

Somehow, diabetes type 2 may also have genes contribution. e.g Your parents or siblings or grand parents. Medical history also plays a big part in getting diabetes type 2. Medical history  such as heart disease, prediabetes, gestational diabetes, being overweight or obese etc. Other risk factors have to do with your daily habits and lifestyle. For example, little or  no exercise, stress or sleeping less and insufficient rest.