Type 2 Diabetes
Firstly, I will explain what type 2 diabetes is. Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease in which your body cannot control its blood sugar levels or the glucose in the blood properly. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is caused when your cells become resistant to insulin or cannot produce insulin to keep you healthy. When you have type 2 diabetes, your fat, liver, and muscle cells do not respond correctly to insulin. This is called insulin resistance. Insulin is needed to move your blood sugar (glucose) into cells, in where it is stored for later to keep for energy. As a result, blood sugar does not get into these cells to be stored for energy. Furthermore, type 2 diabetes occurs slowly overtime, most people with this disease are overweight which makes it harder for your body to use insulin the correct way. Also Family history and genes play a large role in type 2 diabetes.
When examining type 2 diabetes now compared to then, it is evident that the numbers of children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes are increasing. Only a few years ago, type 2 diabetes was unknown to the age of 10-18. Now, it is estimated that more than 500 children and teenagers have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes often