What happens with type 2 diabetes?

Insulin Resistance. If you have Type2 Diabetese your body does not use insulin properly.This is called Insulin Resistance.At first your Pancreas make extra insulin to make up for it.But over time can not keep up and can not make enough Insulin to keep sugar at normal levels.Your Blood Sugar goes up and you need medicines that work on the insulin resistance along with diet and exrcise.Some may need more than one med.
Insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes starts with your body becoming resistant to its own Insulin thereby increasing blood sugars (and causing a host of problems too many to list ) after resistance, your body becomes deficient in Insulin and blood sugars go up even more and damage gets compounded. This is an oversimplification but that's the basic idea.

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Could you tell me what happens when someone neglects their type 2 diabetes?

Complications. When some one neglects their diabetes and does not get it under control, they are sure to get compications of this condition, and are helping to increase their chances of morbidity and mortality.To list a few complications 1chronic kidney disease and dialysis 2cadiovascular complication including heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease which can result in amputations retinitis&blindness. 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...

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...

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...

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high. Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. Read more...

I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take. My metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

Lose the weight. The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. Read more...