Type 2 Diabetes Health Center

Nearly 26 million individuals are affected by diabetes in the United States each year, with about seven million people going undiagnosed. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease with no cure in which a person has high blood sugar because the body does not produce enough insulin (Type 1) or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced (Type 2).

The therapeutic combination in Type 2 may eventually include injected insulin as symptoms worsen.

Along with the presence of physical symptoms, a common blood test known as the A1C can test for the disease.

Review Date: 
May 15, 2012
Last Updated:
August 6, 2014