~ Type 2 ~
~ Type 2 ~
Frequency is greater than 80%
Age at onset is usually over 40
Symptoms are often Mild or even Adsent
Onset is slow (months or years)
Family History is quite common
Heredity is usually expressed
Weight is usually overweight
Ketoacidosis is frequently at rare
Insulin that is made by the pancreas is variable amounts
Insulin injections are sometimes, but can usually be controlled with diet or pills or both, but injections are a possibility.
The most careful treatment of diabetes is not a cure. Injected insulin is life-saving, but cannot restore normal conditions.
The complications of diabetes can cause certain parts of the body to be particularly at risk. Serious long-term problems may include heart attacks, kidney disease, nerve damage, eye disease, which could lead to blindness, strokes, and limb damage.
In Canada, long-term complications make diabetes the third leading cause of death.
The best fight against these complications is early diagnosis combined with carful treatment. Even with good treatment, some complications may still occur. Just the knowledge, to be aware of the symptoms, to keep weight within normal limits, to have regular medical check-up, and to see your doctor early if you suspect diabetes.
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