Type 2 Diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.

The most common type of diabetes, type 2 is a chronic condition where the body does not use insulin properly. The condition is also called insulin resistance. Initially, the pancreas produces extra insulin to make up for it, but over time, the pancreas is not able to keep up and produce enough insulin to regulate blood glucose at a reasonable level. Factors such as genetics, obesity, and metabolic syndrome can contribute to type 2. This condition is prevalent in blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and the aged population.

Complications
Diabetes is so prevalent and is typically diagnosed due to its mild symptoms until it is too late. Glucose builds up in the blood can ultimately cause depletion of energy (due to cells starving from lack of glucose) and damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. In the long haul, high blood sugar can cause so much damage internally. If not properly managed, it will affect the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, wound healing, pregnancy, and nerves–which can lead to digestion issues, sexual response, and feeling in the feet.

Symptoms Include:

Excessive thirst
Excessive urination (peeing a lot)
Blurry vision
Being irritable

Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
Tiredness/feeling worn out
Wounds that don’t heal
Returning yeast infections

Management
Though there isn’t a cure for type 2 Diabetes, but Eagles Landing Endocrinology can help you properly manage it so you can live a long and healthy life. Taking and monitoring insulin/medications prescribed. Also, engaging in activities, such as running, swimming, and even walking for 30 minutes will help keep insulin regulated. Lastly, eating right will also aid in one’s health.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

This device tracks blood glucose levels in real time. It also shows you how your blood sugar changes over a few hours or days. CGM offers you a more informed reading, helping you to make more health conscious decisions throughout the day.

Vision Care

Not only will our premium vision care services help to detect diabetes, it can also help us to slow down its progression.