Type 2 Explained

Type 2 Explained

Type 2 Explained

Type 2 diabetes is caused by two main metabolic problems: one of those problems is that the body is not making enough insulin (the hormone that controls blood sugar.) The other metabolic problem is that the body is not responding to insulin very well – it’s called insulin resistance. Even when insulin is present, the body just doesn’t react very well.

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Merri Pendergrass, MD


Board Certified Endocrinologist
Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director of the Adult Diabetes Program

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