What kind of disorder is type 2 diabetes?

Older patients. Type two diabetes is generally seen in older patients. It is caused by the body becoming resistant to Insulin so initially the Insulin level is high as opposed to juvenile diabetes where there is a lack of insulin. However, eventually the type two diabetic may have low Insulin levels also and require insulin. Both are major risk factors for vascular disease.
Insulin resistance. Type ii diabetes is a disorder with high Insulin levels and Insulin resistance. It can be treated with a permanent life style change in which one eats 6 small meals a day with high quality protein, non starchy beans and grains like quinoa, vegetables, and berries. If one lowers stress and walks or moves after each meal, Insulin resistance goes down and weight as well.
DM2. Diabetes is a disorder of pancreas- due to insufficient production of insulin. In addition to this, Insulin resistance can also a factor.

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What is called type 2 diabetes disease?

2nd form discovered. Type i diabetes was first discovered as an elevated blood sugar and then as a lack of Insulin production. Later it was found that patients in there adult hood also had elevated blood sugar, but they over produce Insulin and are in an Insulin resistant state. This second form was named type ii diabetes. Read more...
Adult onset. Type 2 diabetes can start in younger people, but generally it is adult onset. People with diabetes type 1 disease require insulin. Those with type 2 disease often can be controlled on oral medications, although sometimes the disease progresses to where they will need insulin. Complications of the disease in terms of microvascular injuries very similar between type 1 and 2. Read more...

How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?

Moment in time. Diabetes doesn't go away. Each blood sugar represents a moment in time. Even when patients are in stellar control, there can still be variability in the blood sugar so that some are high and some are low. Read more...

Last month, my mothers type 2 diabetes sugar was 300. She didnt see this as important but it is alarming. How can I wake her up to her disease?

Insulin of 300 needs. to be treated by a doctor. Please get some literature about diabetes from your doctor to give your mom, something short and to the point. Perhaps she would be open to seeing a nutritionist. Read more...

My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

Stress. Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise. Read more...
Complicated disease. Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good - but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! Read more...