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Running Head: Type 2 Diabetes 1 Health Sciences and Medicine: Type 2 Diabetes Institutional Affiliation Name
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TYPE 2 DIABETES 2 Type 2 diabetes is one that occurs when the pancreas fails to generate enough insulin to keep up the normal blood sugar level. On the other hand, it can occur when the insulin is produced sufficiently but the body is unable to use, such condition is referred to as insulin resistance. In this case, the insulin is limited such that the sugar cannot be moved to the cells hence; the body finds alternative sources of energy from the tissues, organs and muscles (American Diabetes Association, 2016). This condition is a chain reaction that can cause a variety of symptoms including frequent urination, constant feeling of thirst, fatigue, rampant loss of weight, and itching around the genitals. In addition, the wounds and cuts will take time to heal, blurred vision, dry mouth and an itchy skin. As the disease progresses, the symptoms become more severe and these severe ones include pain on the feet, yeast infections, neuropathy and dark patches on the skin of the patient. There are four main risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes; these include age, genetics, weight and ethnicity. With age, the risks of developing the disease increases s age of an individual progresses, this is because people tend to exercise less and gain weight, as they get older (Miller, 2016). Genetics is another major risk factor, whereby, an individual is at a higher risk of developing the disease if a close relative such as a parent has been diagnosed of such a condition. Obesity or being overweight also increases the risks of contracting the disease since
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