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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas is inadequate to meet the body's needs. Insulin is a hormone that is vital to proper metabolism of glucose. In Type 2 diabetes, glucose is not taken up normally from the blood into body tissues. The tissues are insulin resistant. Initially the pancreas is able to compensate for this extra blood glucose by increasing insulin production. Eventually, the pancreas cannot supply enough insulin to meet the body's demand, and blood sugars begin to rise.

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