Type 2 diabetes is a disease that happens when your body
can't use insulin the right way. Over time, your pancreas can't make enough insulin.
It often affects people who are overweight and not physically active.
helps sugar (glucose) move from the blood into the body's cells, where it can be used
for energy or stored. Without insulin, sugar can't get into the cells, and your blood
sugar gets too high. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to problems with your eyes,
heart, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys.
You may be able to manage diabetes
by eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise. But some people need medicines
to help control their blood sugar levels.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine &
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David
C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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