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Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
Get the information and support you need during the early weeks and months after your diagnosis.
Stay one step ahead of your diabetes with these treatment strategies.
Learn how to monitor your blood glucose (blood sugar) with the latest tools.
Learn how to cope with health issues related to your diabetes.
Get more information about types of medications and how they work.
Work with your doctors to create the best treatment plan for you.
Find out what leads to diabetes and the genetic links that may be factors.
Use this free online tool to track and organize your diabetes management and treatment plan.
There are 25.8 million people in the United States, or 8.3% of the population, who have diabetes.
These folks have demonstrated great attitude and progress since receiving their diagnoses.
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