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Type 2 Diabetes

Of the estimated 13 to 14 million people in the United States with diabetes, between 90 and 95 percent have noninsulin-dependent or type II diabetes. Formerly called adult-onset, this form of diabetes usually begins in adults over age 40, and is most common after age 55. Nearly half of people with diabetes don't know it because the symptoms often develop gradually and are hard to identify at first. The person may feel tired or ill without knowing why. Diabetes can cause problems that damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.

 

Points to Remember:
  • Only a doctor can treat diabetes.
  • Treatment usually involves weight loss, exercise and medication.
  • Daily treatment helps control diabetes and may reduce the risk of complications.
Although there is no cure for diabetes yet, daily treatment helps control blood sugar, and may reduce the risk of complications. Under a doctor's supervision, treatment usually involves a combination of weight loss, exercise and medication.

This hypertext document isn't a guide to treatment and it doesn't replace the advice of a doctor. It's one of many sources of extra information about diabetes. Local diabetes groups and clinics sponsor meetings and educational programs about diabetes that also can be helpful. At the end of this book is a list of groups that have information on diabetes programs.

New! Glucose Log Page.  2 formats Word and Excel spreadsheet Click and print:

                                                Word Glucose Log Page

                                                Excel Glucose Log Page

                                                Excel Monthly Log Page

 

What Is Diabetes?

Symptoms

What Causes Noninsulin-Dependent Diabetes?

Who Develops Noninsulin-Dependent Diabetes?

Diagnosing Diabetes

Treating Diabetes Diabetes treatment

Diabetes Diet

Alcoholic Beverages

 


 

Exercise

Oral Medications

Insulin

Checking Blood Glucose Levels

Diabetes Complications Diabetes complications

Special Situations

Dealing with Diabetes

Finding Help

 

Resources
on Diabetes