Diabetes Type 2
Type 2 Diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.
The most common type of diabetes, type 2 is a chronic condition where the body does not use insulin properly. The condition is also called insulin resistance. Initially, the pancreas produces extra insulin to make up for it, but over time, the pancreas is not able to keep up and produce enough insulin to regulate blood glucose at a reasonable level. Factors such as genetics, obesity, and metabolic syndrome can contribute to type 2. This condition is prevalent in blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and the aged population.
Diabetes is so prevalent and is typically diagnosed due to its mild symptoms until it is too late. Glucose builds up in the blood can ultimately cause depletion of energy (due to cells starving from lack of glucose) and damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. In the long haul, high blood sugar can cause so much damage internally. If not properly managed, it will affect the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, wound healing, pregnancy, and nerves–which can lead to digestion issues, sexual response, and feeling in the feet.
Though there isn’t a cure for type 2 Diabetes, but Eagles Landing Endocrinology can help you properly manage it so you can live a long and healthy life. Taking and monitoring insulin/medications prescribed. Also, engaging in activities, such as running, swimming, and even walking for 30 minutes will help keep insulin regulated. Lastly, eating right will also aid in one’s health.
Why come to ELH for your diabetic management?
We have skilled and trained physicians, technicians, and certified nurse practitioners that will be happy to assist you along the way.
Choose from our Endocrinology Office or one of our nine Family Practice locations for added convenience when you need it most
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Nice and friendly staff and beautiful office…my nutritionist is helping me adjust to my newly diabetes diagnosis. They motivate me with my diet meal plan and weight loss goals…they are sweet and friendly and have a great nutritionist coach!
Janice M. | ELH Patient
What are the symptoms of Diabetes Type 2?
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Blurry vision
- Being irritable
- Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
- Tiredness/feeling worn out
- Wounds that don’t heal
- Returning yeast infections