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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Weight Loss Obesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. It is much more than that, however. Obesity is a chronic (long-term) disease that is very difficult to treat. It takes 3,500 extra calories to gain 1 pound. To lose weight, you must eat 3,500 calories less than you need, say 500 calories per day for one week, to lose 1 pound.