What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to regulate sugar levels in the bloodstream. During digestion, the pancreas makes enzymes that break down sugars, fats and starches. Pancreatic hormones are produced here and released into the bloodstream where they carry messages through the digestive system. Insulin is one of these hormones. Insulin helps your body use sugar for energy, and without it, sugar levels rise in the blood and diabetes develops. Too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream can eventually lead to circulatory, nervous system and immune problems. Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes and is more common in older adults but rising obesity in younger people has caused an upward trend in that age group as well.

What is the treatment for Type 2 diabetes?

There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, although a healthy lifestyle including weight loss and exercise helps manage this condition. Insulin therapy may be needed to manage blood sugar levels indefinitely and because circulation problems often accompany Type 2 diabetes, circulation boosters are helpful. These appliances stimulate the nerve endings in your feet for tissue and cell health and they have been clinically proven to improve circulation and prevent neuropathy in the limbs.

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