Your Guide to Healthy Lifestyle
We had discussed about Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus earlier. Now we are comfortable to move into its counterpart; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. This type is also known as adult onset or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Type 2 is a chronic condition when the body fails to utilize the existing insulin (insulin resistance) or insulin produced is not enough to maintain normal glucose level.
Likewise Type 1, sign and symptoms of Type 2 as listed below,
Lifestyle has been linked to this non-communicable disease with listed risk factors as below;
Type 2 DM is a chronic condition that means it is developing over a period of time with risk factors above. If you found out that you have some of the risk factors listed, what you can do is to achieve desirable healthy range. Eg: achieve normal weight if you’re overweight, start doing physical activity if you never done any.
In the next section, we will further understand the role of Insulin in body and complications that caused by uncontrolled DM.
**DM= Diabetes Mellitus