Diabetes Home > Information on Type 2 Diabetes
Formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that occurs when your blood levels of glucose (a form of sugar) are too high. Type 2 diabetes is most common in people over age 40, and it is often linked to obesity, lack of activity, family history, and ethnicity.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Feeling excessively thirsty
- Urinating frequently
- Healing slowly from cuts and bruises.
Type 2 diabetes can lead to dangerous health problems, including:
- Heart disease
Fortunately, high glucose levels can be managed to help control symptoms and prevent or delay future problems. Medications, meal planning, and physical activity are the mainstays of treatment.
(Click Type 2 Diabetes for more information about this serious health condition, including other possible symptoms and an explanation of how glucose and insulin work.)