What is Type 2 Diabetes?
It is important to know about Types of Diabetes. In the article we discuss also Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.
We also describe in detail the Risk Factors. In the text below knowledge is shared regarding Complications of Type 2 Diabetes. The medical community knows a lot about Heart Disease and Stroke. In this article we also talk about Nervous System Damage. Different views can be said concerning Diabetic Retinopathy.
Below you can find more about What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes is when your body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Type 2 Diabetes is when your body does not produce enough insulin or uses too much of it.
The main cause of Type 2 Diabetes is Insulin Resistance. When the pancreas no longer makes enough insulin, blood sugar levels become high. Blood sugar levels are higher than normal because the cells do not have enough insulin to move glucose into cells. The normal, or blood sugar, level in a person is 70-110 mg/dL. When your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, your body tries to lower them. The liver releases sugar into the blood. The pancreas makes more insulin to move the sugar into the cells. This causes blood sugar levels to drop.
As they fall, your body reacts the same way it does when you eat food and tries to replenish them. You feel hungry. If the drop is rapid, your body goes into Panic Mode. Your body needs enough Glucose in the blood to work and think. This is your brain’s energy source. Without Glucose in the Blood, you feel nervous, shaky, and light headed. You might feel like you faint or pass out. Your lungs stop drawing air into the body.
The body needs oxygen to think and work. Without oxygen, the brain begins to feel groggy, drowsy, and confused. Blood sugar levels must stay above a specific level to keep the brain from shutting down. If the body does not get Glucose, it goes into Hypoglycemic Shuffle. You might have such a low blood sugar level that you are unable to think, see, or talk. In this case, you feel dizzy, weak, or groggy. The brain shuts off and the person goes into a coma. You are then unable to think, see, talk, or do much. If it happens fast, the person might die. If it happens slowly, the person might be brain dead and not wake up.
This is a medical blog-post written by a certified physician about the different types of Diabetes.
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