Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a disorder that disturbs the way your body uses/metabolises sugar.
All the cells in your body need sugar to work normally. It’s the basic fuel of the body. Sugar gets into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin.
If there is decreased insulin, or if the body stops responding to insulin, sugar increases in the blood. That is what happens to people with diabetes.
There are 2 different types of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the problem is that the body makes little or no insulin.
In type 2 diabetes, the problem is that:
- The body’s cells do not respond to insulin aka “INSULIN RESISTANCE”
- The body does not make enough insulin
- Or both