What is Type 2 Diabetes?
A chronic metabolic disorder, diabetes occurs when your body is unable to use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to manage its blood sugar levels. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood and does not reach cells that require it for energy.
Type 2 diabetes is most common in patients that:
- do not exercise
- over the age of 45
- have high blood pressure
- were pre-diabetic during pregnancy
- genetically predisposed to it
What are the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?
Patients with type 2 diabetes can experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- frequent urination and thirst
- blurred vision
- numbness in hands and feet
- increased hunger
What to Expect During Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
A certified physician or licensed practitioner at Family Practice Associates will begin by asking a comprehensive set of questions to determine your overall health.
From there, your doctor will recommend a blood test to diagnose whether you have type 2 diabetes and its severity.
Your physician will carefully monitor your blood glucose levels during the entirety of your treatment plan. Effective type 2 diabetes treatments require an accurate evaluation and prompt care using safe, effective techniques.
For more information about treatment for type 2 diabetes, contact Family Practice Associates at (303) 673-9090.