Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects many people worldwide and causes high blood glucose. People with diabetes have problems in producing insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or resists insulin. In some cases there may be no symptoms present, however in other cases symptoms that could include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. There is no cure for diabetes, but some treatments are diet, exercise, medication, and insulin therapy. Diabetes must be diagnosed by a medical professional and lab tests or imaging always required. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. The ages of people most affected by Type 2 Diabetes are people ages 41 and older. There is an one in nine chance of getting Type 2 diabetes, if one’s parents have Type 2 Diabetes then one has an increased risk of getting the disease. Also, behavioral factors such as obesity and sedentary can lead to one having Type 2 diabetes.
Citations: https://www.gstatic.com/healthricherkp/pdf/type_2_diabetes.pdf; http://www.joslin.org/info/genetics_and_diabetes.html