Type 2 Diabetes (Non-insulin dependent)
Diabetes eTraining Slide 7
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.
In Type 2 diabetes, either the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin or the body cells have become less responsive to insulin, a condition called insulin resistance.
With insulin resistance the body needs increasing amounts of insulin to control blood glucose. The pancreas tries to make more insulin, but sometimes cannot make enough.
Those at high risk for Type 2 diabetes: overweight and sedentary people, some ethnic groups (African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, some Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos).