Type 2 Diabetes Topic Guide
Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is one type of diabetes mellitus, type 1 is the other type of diabetes. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include excessive thirst and urination, and dehydration. Causes and risk factors for type 2 diabetes are older age, obesity, lack of activity, genetics, and fatty waistline. Treatment for type 2 diabetes are weight loss, a healthy diet, exercise, and medications if necessary.
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Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome refers to combination of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease that occur together, including insulin resistance, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, and increased risk of blood clots. Causes include obesity, genetic factors, and smoking. Symptoms depend on factors present, but usually include large waistline. Treatment includes diet and exercise and medication.
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