There are adults whose bodies resist the action of insulin and prevent the necessary sugars from entering the body cells, depriving the body of its necessary fuel. According to the National Institutes of Health, 95% of diabetic patients suffer from this diabetes.
The pancreas continue to produce enough insulin yet, the cells resist absorption of the digested sugars. This diabetes often stems from one’s lifestyle and could be caused by obesity, lack of exercise, age and to some extent genetic predisposition. Of these, obesity is said to be the most major cause of type 2 diabetes.
This person does not have to inject himself with insulin, but has to take pills which assist in using the insulin produced by their body; hence, it is nicknamed “non-insulin dependent” diabetes.
It often strikes after the age of thirty five therefore, it is colloquially referred to as “adult onset diabetes”. This Type 2 diabetes often occurs after the age of 35 but can happen to anyone, even children.E7 – What is… Type 2 Diabetes – www.diabetic.today