Type 2 Diabetes FAQs
Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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Q:What is another term for type 2 diabetes?
A:Adult-onset diabetes is another term for type 2 diabetes, or diabetes mellitus.
Q:What is the name for the hormone that helps the body use sugar for energy?
A:The hormone that helps the body use sugar (glucose) for energy is called insulin.
Q:The pancreas is name of the organ in the body that makes insulin. True or false?
Q:How do type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ?
A:There are differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Q:Which is more common? Type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes?
A:Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases of all diabetes, making it far more common than type 1 diabetes.
Q:What is the best predictor of type 2 diabetes?
A:The best predictor – or most major risk factor – for type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese.
Q:In general, can type 2 diabetes be prevented?
A:Yes. In general, type 2 diabetes is preventable..
Q:Is it true that eating too much sugar causes diabetes?
A:It's a myth that simply eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
Q:What are symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
A:Extreme thirst, Frequent urination and Fatigue. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes are related to high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia).
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