Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, in which the body fails to produce sufficient insulin or the produced insulin is not used properly.
While this form of diabetes can lead to severe health complications, it can also be managed with proper care and treatment. Monitor your blood glucose levels, take insulin to lower the sugar in your blood, maintain healthy weight and eating habits, and exercise regularly.
What are the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes?
Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes often develop over several years. Many people with Type 2 diabetes have symptoms for a long time without noticing them. Some people may never notice any symptoms.
Because symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can be hard to spot, it’s important to talk with your doctor about your risk for Type 2 diabetes. If you notice any symptoms, ask your doctor about getting tested.
What should be the targets for glucose level for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients?
Diabetes Types Glucose Target Level (mg/dL)
Type 1 Fasting - 70-110
Postprandial - 70- 150
Type 2 Fasting - 100-150
Postprandial - 100-180
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You have control over many of the factors that influence diabetes. Rather than viewing prediabetes as a stepping stone to diabetes, it may be helpful to see it as a motivator for making changes that can help reduce your risk. Eating the right foods and adopting other lifestyle behaviors that promote healthy blood sugar and insulin levels will give you the best chance at avoiding diabetes.