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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Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is caused by overmedication, use of certain medications, use of alcohol, missed meals, kidney or liver infection, and more. Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include: trembling, clammy skin, palpitations, anxiety, sweating, hunger, and irritability. Treatment of hypoglycemia in a person with diabetes is glucose (sugar). If the cause is another disease or condition, treatment will depend on the cause of the hypoglycemia.