This is the most common form of diabetes, also called “adult onset” diabetes, since it used to develop after age 35. As a growing number of children and young adults are developing this disease, it is not being called this way anymore. Type 2 diabetes, or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body’s important source of fuel.
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, those with type 2 can produce some of their own insulin, but it’s often not enough. According to the Mayo Clinic: “Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin.
Some symptoms you may notice:
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Urinating Often
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in hands/feet
At Atlanta Health Specialists, we address the energy loss and we help support your body’s needs so that it can restore its balance.