Insulin resistance. A big part of the problem is resistance to insulin's normal actions develops. Insulin resistance is affected by body composition, diet, activity. With sedentary lifestyle, more body fat, higher weight/obesity comes more resistance to Insulin and higher blood sugars. Eating healthy, exercising, losing weight, building muscle can all prevent or delay type 2 diabetes from developing.
See below. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, obesity is the most commn cause. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in african americans, latinos, native americans, and asian americans, native hawaiians and other pacific islanders ect.
Is diabetes genetic? I think I may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should I get tested?
Type II diabetes. There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. Read more...