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Posted on August 26, 2015

95% of people with Diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes.  In 2015, it was estimated that 1 in 9 adults had this type of Diabetes.  Type 2 Diabetes in usually diagnosed in the adult years though it can be seen in (usually overweight and sedentary) children.  In Type 2 Diabetes, the cells that make insulin, beta cells, don’t produce sufficient amounts and there is also resistance to the effect of insulin on the body.  Many people with Type 2 Diabetes can improve their blood sugar with weight loss and exercise alone.  Others require treatments, which range from pills to injections of insulin and other injected medications.  Successful treatment of Type 2 Diabetes has been shown to prevent or delay complications of Diabetes.  People with Type 2 Diabetes are also at higher risk for heart diseases and treating their heart disease risk factors is important.