What is Type 2 Diabetes and what causes it?


What is Type 2 Diabetes and what causes it?

Although the cause of type 2 diabetes is unknown, it is likely to be a combination of genes and lifestyle.

What you should know:
• The level of blood sugar in the body remains high
• Obese and inactive people are at greater risk
• Symptoms can not be detected in early stages

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Transcription
Hi, I'm Usheema Thomas and I'm a CVS pharmacist. "Every time the levels of sugar (or glucose) in the blood start to rise, the body continues to be" alert. "The pancreas releases insulin to signal the cells to start taking the glucose and burn it for energy. healthy person, your cells can get much needed fuel using the insulin produced by the pancreas and the blood sugar level returns to normal.However, if you have type 2 diabetes, several problems could affect the ability of your body to use the sugar in the blood for energy: the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or its cells do not respond to insulin as they should, a condition known as insulin resistance.
Although the exact cause of type 2 diabetes is unknown, experts agree that it is probably a combination of genes and lifestyle. Obese and inactive people are at the greatest risk. In addition, if you have a family history of the disease, or if you are African-American, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander, your chances of developing the disease may be greater. And women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Although people in the early stages often do not detect any symptoms, possible symptoms may include increased thirst; frequent urination during the day or night; increase in hunger; blurry vision; frequent infections of the skin, gums or bladder; extremely dry and itchy skin; unexplained weight loss; numbness or tingling in the feet; and slow healing of cuts or bruises.
I hope this helps you better understand type 2 diabetes. If you have any questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We are here to help.

Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources

Video credits to CVS Health YouTube channel





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