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Type 2 Diabetes - Where to Begin

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Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Of the more than 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90% have type 2 diabetes, while the remainder have type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body’s own immune system damages the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

Type 1 diabetes can’t be cured and requires daily insulin treatment. In contrast, type 2 diabetes can be managed by diet and lifestyle changes, although some people will also need medication to manage their blood sugar levels.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t handle insulin well or cells stop responding to it, causing blood sugar levels to become too high. Over time, if it isn’t treated, high blood sugar causes serious damage throughout the body, resulting in vision problems, skin infections, and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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