Signs and Symptoms:
- Increased thirst and frequent urination.
- Increased hunger
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
What causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes can arise from and be exacerbated by obesity, hypertension, high levels of cholesterol as well as certain medical conditions such as acromegaly, Cushing’s syndrome, thyrotoxicosis, pheochromocytoma, chronic pancreatitis, cancer and drugs.
Additional factors found to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes include aging, high-fat diets and a less active lifestyle. In addition it is now believed that there is a strong genetic link to Type 2 diabetes, and having a family history of Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing this condition exponentially.