Why Are People Being Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at Young Ages? (1:10)
The leading risk factor for Type 2 diabetes is obesity, which is increasing even among children. In this video, endocrinologist Jack Merendino, MD, discusses the importance of improving education about fitness and diet to prevent diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body loses sensitivity to insulin, causing high blood sugar levels. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, as well as preventing complications, such as blindness and diabetic neuropathy.