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What is type 2 diabetes?

In short, type 2 diabetes is a disease affecting glucose metabolism and is also known as “old-age diabetes”. On the one hand, the hormone insulin no longer works sufficiently (insulin resistance) and on the other hand, the pancreas in people with type 2 diabetes secretes too little insulin. This leads to an increase in blood sugar levels. Many years before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the patient will often have prediabetes – the preliminary stage.

The articles below explain who the disease develops and how it can be diagnosed. Find out what you can do to lower your blood glucose and why lifestyle adjustments can prevent or delay drug treatment with tablets or insulin.

We also provide information on health risks that can be associated with type 2 diabetes and how these complications can be effectively prevented. In addition, we provide tips on how the disease can be integrated well into daily life.