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Type 2 diabetes makes up 90-95% of all cases of diabetes. It is caused by a deficiency of insulin. The commonest cause of insulin deficiency is the natural ageing process: with natural aging, the cells that produce insulin gradually die off. Everybody will develop diabetes if they live long enough and every person with diabetes will eventually require insulin. Insulin resistance is commonly associated with overweight, deconditioning, a family history of diabetes, and certain medications such as prednisone and psychiatric drugs.
Type 2 is mainly characterized by the following features:
People with Type 2 diabetes can achieve excellent sugar control with the help of lifestyle therapy (diet & exercise) and oral medication. To get further assistance, contact our office or get a direct referral from your family physician. We can take care of you from there on!