Type 2 Diabetes
This is the most common type of diabetes — 90%—95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes. In type 2 diabetes the pancreas usually continues to produce some insulin, but for some reason, the body cannot use the insulin effectively. It has been linked with the Western lifestyle, since it is most common among overweight people and those who do not get enough exercise.
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
RAISE AWARENESS of diabetes by being a powerful voice to improve education, access to quality care, quality of life, prevention of complications on type 2 diabetes, and to help end discrimination and stigma related to diabetes.
Discuss with patients the importance of lifestyle in the management of diabetes and the prevention of complications, especially the role of exercise AND nutrition