Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes was previously called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult onset diabetes.

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

Type 2 diabetes is increasing in children and adolescents due to a rise in obesity rate in this age range.

Type 2 diabetes occures when the body is not producing enough insulin or the cells in the body are ignoring or not using the insulin properly.

Type 2 diabetes generally begins as an insulin resistance, and as the need for insulin increases in the body the pancreas gradually loses its ability to produce insulin. Over a period of time, the elevated glucose levels in the bloodstream can cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves or the heart.

Although Type 2 diabetes crosses all age and race spectrums, some groups are at a higher risk for developing the disease. More commonly this form of diabetes is seen in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders, and the aging population.


Type 2 Diabetes Patient Information Sheets

Diabetes Call Center Information

Resources

Age Related Diabetes Management Guidelines

DMV Related Instructions

Driving and Diabetes Brochure

Insulin Injection Blood Sugar Log Fax Sheet

Insulin Pump Blood Sugar Log Fax Sheet