Type 2 Diabetes
The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. In the past, it was mainly diagnosed in middle-aged adults. However, children and young adults are now developing type 2 diabetes due to the increasing incidence of obesity and lack of physical activity in this age group.
This type of diabetes is usually not dependent on insulin injections, as Type 1 Diabetes requires. A person with type 2 diabetes normally makes insulin in the pancreas, but either their body does not produce enough or their body is resistant to the insulin and does not use it properly.
Between diet, exercise and diabetes medications, the body's glucose level can be controlled. A simple blood test will reveal whether or not you have diabetes. Please call your doctor today if you have symptoms and would like to be tested.
Learn more about type 2 diabetes:
- American Diabetes Association
- U.S. National Library of Medicine
- Find out your risk for type 2 diabetes
Learn more about our diabetes programs:
- Mease Countryside Hospital
- Mease Dunedin Hospital
- Morton Plant Hospital
- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
- St. Anthony's Hospital
- St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
- St. Joseph's Hospital
- Winter Haven Hospital
Learn more about Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Services.