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Diabetes Type 2 Symptoms and Causes

The symptoms of diabetes type 2 can be subtle and confusing. But the type 2 diabetes causes are very clear. And since diabetes is skyrocketing all around the world, it only makes good sense to learn the causes and basic symptoms and how to avoid diabetes type 2.

Approximately 26 million American adults and children currently have diabetes.

The worldwide the figure is estimated to be over 345 million. But here's the really scary part. Diabetes research shows that these numbers are expected to double within the next 20 years.

What Causes Diabetes Type 2?

Type 2 diabetes is the result of insulin resistance.

Your body makes enough insulin, but your cells aren't healthy enough to use it. This causes serious blood sugar problems that, over time, can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels and heart.

Based on analyzing diabetes research, it's evident what causes diabetes. Although a tendency towards the disease can be hereditary, studies show type 2 diabetes is the result of our "modern" lifestyle of poor diet, lack of exercise and overeating.

Even when it doesn’t kill you, diabetes greatly increases your risk of:And every 10 seconds someone dies from a diabetes-related cause.

As a matter of fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, impotence and limb amputations. And every 30 seconds, someone with diabetes has a diabetes-related amputation.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

The two most common red flag diabetes symptoms are:Other pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes symptoms include:Now that you know the symptoms and causes of type 2 diabetes, start making some lifestyle changes to avoid diabetes. Use what you’ve learned about diabetes type 2 causes and symptoms to be more physical activity and start eating the best foods for great health.

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