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Diabetes Mellitus Type II

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is a chronic medical condition characterized by insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency. It's the most common form of diabetes, typically developing in adults, although it's increasingly seen in children and adolescents due to rising obesity rates.

Pathology

Pathology

In Type 2 Diabetes, the body's cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. Over time, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to overcome this resistance, leading to elevated blood sugar levels.

Causes

Causes

A combination of genetics and lifestyle factors contributes to the development of Type 2 Diabetes. Major risk factors include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet, aging, and a family history of diabetes.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus Type I include:

Frequent Urination
Frequent Urination
Excessive Thirst
Excessive Thirst
Extreme Hunger
Extreme Hunger
Slow-Healing Sores
Slow-Healing Sores
Fatigue
Fatigue
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Blurred Vision

Some people may experience no symptoms initially and are only diagnosed through routine screenings or when complications arise.

Management

  • Management focuses on lifestyle modifications like diet changes, increased physical activity, and weight loss. 
  • Oral medications are often prescribed to help manage blood sugar levels. Some individuals may require insulin therapy as the disease progresses.

Complications

  • Long-term complications can affect nearly every part of the body, including the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gastrointestinal tract, and skin. 
  • Complications include cardiovascular disease, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, and an increased risk of infections.

Type 2 Diabetes is a progressive condition but can be effectively managed with lifestyle changes and medication. Early diagnosis and intervention can significantly reduce the risk of complications and improve quality of life.

For those facing Type 2 Diabetes, NES offers a range of natural and lifestyle-oriented solutions. We emphasize the importance of dietary modifications, weight management, and regular exercise to improve insulin sensitivity. 

Our approach also includes education and support to empower patients to take an active role in managing their condition, with medication management as needed.

Dr. Linda Khoshaba is the Leading Integrative Health and Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has extensive experience working in the field as a Hormone Specialist and Natural Endocrinologist.

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