Diabetes Type 2
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes Type 2 (also known as insulin resistance) is a chronic condition where the body does not use insulin properly.
The most common type of diabetes is type 2. Initially, the pancreas produces extra insulin to make up for what’s lacking, 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.
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Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
- Excessive thirst
- Blurry vision
- Tingling/numbness in hands or feet
- Excessive urination
- Being irritable
- Tiredness/feeling worn out
- Wounds that don’t heal
- Returning yeast infections
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.
Though there isn’t a cure for type 2 Diabetes, but Aylo Health 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.
Helping keep your Diabetes Type 2 on track
A Diabetic checkup is an investment in you
Find an Aylo Health location
Diabetes Type 1 management is offered at all of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge, as well as our Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.
Why choose Aylo for your Diabetes Type 2 management?
We have a skilled and trained team of providers including physicians, technicians, and certified nurse practitioners that will be happy to assist you along the way.
Choose from our Endocrinology Office or one of our nine Primary Care locations for added convenience when you need it most.