Type 2 diabetes is becoming an increasing problem these days, with more and more people becoming overweight and obese. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body produces enough insulin, but does not recognize it somehow so that blood sugar levels remain high. Oftentimes, when people gain a lot of weight and become significantly overweight, their propensity for type 2 diabetes jumps significantly. In fact, type 2 diabetes is one of the major health problems present today, and children, too, are becoming victims of this most preventable disorder.
Unfortunately, oftentimes, type 2 diabetes has no symptoms, and damage occurs without its victims knowing about it. It’s only when damage has already occurred that the diabetes is discovered. Therefore, it’s imperative that you exercise and eat right, and keep your weight under control. Regular physicals and checkups by doctors are also an important way to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you already know you have the disease, be aware that you may experience no symptoms and should therefore follow doctors’ orders to the letter even if you feel “fine.”