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Type 2 diabetes 

Blood Sugar; Diabetes Mellitus; Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus; Type II Diabetes 

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly Diabetes mellitus type II andalso known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes, NIDDM or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism--the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body. After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into cells, insulin must be present. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach. When we eat, the pancr...


Diabetes - Type 2 as related to Diabetes