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.
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FOR EXISTING PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND DIABETES PATIENTS:
If you need a prescription refill, please contact your pharmacy and have them fax or electronically communicate with us. This is the best way to ensure prescription refill accuracy. If this is unsuccessful, please email us as noted above; call if immediate assistance is needed.
If you have a clinical question, please see the documents you received at your last clinic visit with us for contact and other information, or try the phone or email address above. Of note, we cannot answer any clinical questions for patients who are not a part of our practice already.