Type 2 Diabetes Basics
The American Diabetes Association estimates that about 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or about 8 percent of the population, has some form of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes—the most common type—leads to abnormally high levels of sugar in the blood and is often a precursor to more serious problems if left untreated.
Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with the condition, flagged for pre-diabetes, or are worried about your risk factors, we’ve got the information you need. Evaluate your symptoms, discover treatment options, and get help managing your condition—from learning how to monitor your glucose to eating a diabetes-friendly diet. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition, but you can control how you let it affect your life.