What is Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes high blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce or effectively use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that moves sugar from the bloodstream into cells to use as fuel.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body isn’t able to produce enough insulin or cells develop an insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes can be the result of a combination of genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise, or obesity.

Type 2 Diabetes Education

Learn about how type 2 diabetes progresses over time, what’s happening in your body, and how your doctor chooses the right treatment for you.

Videos: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes


How does my doctor choose the right treatment for me?

Videos: Treatment Classes


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