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Type 2 Diabetes

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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.

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Also Known As: adult diabetes, adult-onset diabetes

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