Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus caused by insulin resistance that leads to high blood sugar. In this detailed overview, learn how to spot diabetes signs, build a diabetic diet, manage insulin and medication, and help prevent complications.
Type 2 diabetes is the more common form of diabetes, and it used to be called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis for type 2 diabetes.
Lifestyle factors are important to the development of type 2 diabetes, including obesity and being overweight (defined by a body mass index of greater than 25), lack of physical activity, poor diet, stress, and urbanization.