Medical Specialties

Type 2 Diabetes

What is it? Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting when the body cannot produce enough or properly use insulin. Without enough insulin, the body cannot move blood sugar into the cells and blood sugar remains high. It is a chronic disease with no known cure.

What causes it?  Diet, exercise and genetics can all play a role in the development and severity of type 2 diabetes.

How is it treated? Treatment options include changes to diet, increased exercise, and prescription medications.

What if it is not treated? If left untreated, type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, blindness, infections, skin disorders, numbness and amputation.

Contact

Phone: (602) 933-0677
Fax: (602) 933-0610
Email: care@phoenixchildrens.com

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