Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops when the body's tissues cannot use insulin properly. Over time, the pancreas cannot make enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body's cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. It also helps the body store extra sugar in muscle, fat, and liver cells.

Without insulin, the sugar cannot get into the cells to do its work. It stays in the blood instead. This can cause high blood sugar levels. A person has diabetes when the blood sugar stays too high too much of the time. Over time, diabetes can lead to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.

 Symptoms:

 Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes often develop slowly. In fact, you can be living with type 2 diabetes for years and not know it. When signs and symptoms are present, they may include increased thirst, frequent urination, unintended weight loss, fatigue, increased hunger, blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, frequent infections, and slow-healing wounds.

Risk factors

Factors that may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes include:

Complications:

Type 2 diabetes affects many major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Also, factors that increase the risk of diabetes are risk factors for other serious chronic diseases. Managing diabetes and controlling your blood sugar can lower your risk for these complications or coexisting conditions.

 Potential complications of diabetes and frequent comorbidities include:

 There's no cure for type 2 diabetes, but losing weight, eating well, and exercising can help you manage the disease. If diet and exercise aren't enough to manage your blood sugar, you may also need diabetes medications or insulin therapy.

If you or a family member have blood sugar issues the medical providers at Grayhawk Medical Group are here for an appointment to examine you for diabetes.

If you would like to schedule a telemedicine appointment call Grayhawk Medical Group at 480-661-1679 or go to our website www.grayhawkmedical.com

Wishing you great health, wellness and prosperity,

Dr. Nunez and the staff at Grayhawk Medical Group

 

 

 

Author
Michael Nunez, M.D. Dr. Michael Nunez is a primary care physician who treats patients living in the Scottsdale, Arizona area. Dr. Nunez attended the University of Arizona where he earned both his Bachelor's degree as well as his doctorate. He received his Board Certification through the American Board of Family Medicine. The doctor is an Arizona native who takes pride in working with the people of his community. The doctor began practicing medicine in 1998. In 2001, he opened Grayhawk Medical Group, PLLC, to better serve the area residents. Dr. Nunez continues to expand his education so he can better serve his patients in all aspects of treatment.

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