1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Type 2 Diabetes


Updated December 04, 2012


Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the body's cells have become resistant to insulin and cannot use it effectively. Type 2 diabetes is much more common than Type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes is triggered by obesity, poor physical fitness, and genetic predisposition.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, weight loss, frequent infections, slow healing of cuts and bruises, dry skin, blurred vision, and numbness in the legs, feet, or hands. Type 2 diabetes is treated with medication and lifestyle changes.

See all fitness terms.

Also Known As: adult diabetes, adult-onset diabetes
  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Family Fitness
  4. Health and Safety
  5. Fitness Vocabulary Terms
  6. Type 2 Diabetes

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.