Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, or formerly known as non insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes, occurs when the body can no longer produce a sufficient amount of insulin or can’t use the insulin it produces properly. When the latter occurs in patients, this is also referred to as insulin resistance.
(See also: Information about Type 1 Diabetes)
About 90 – 95% of all diabetes cases are type 2, which undoubtedly makes this the most common form of the illness. Unfortunately, there have been a number of younger adults and adolescents who have been diagnosed with T2D; more commonly people who are overweight, around 40, and have a history of diabetes cases in their family will be diagnosed with the disease.
Recent diabetes clinical trials has shown that a combination of environmental and genetic factors play a pivotal role in deciding who could be diagnosed with this illness. Medical researchers have found that obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, and a lack of exercise are among the chief risk factors in many people who will be more likely to develop signs of type 2 diabetes. Clinical research has also shown that type 2 diabetes is more common among African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans.
Research has also shown that any women who have developed gestational diabetes (during their pregnancy) are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in their lives. People who have a blood sugar level that is higher than normal run a high risk of developing T2D, if they don’t seek any medical intervention.
If a person has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they must make some immediate lifestyle changes. T2D patients must closely monitor their blood glucose levels. A combination of regular physical activity and an effective diet is strongly recommended to help keep these blood glucose levels at a healthy range. This optimal control is very important, as poor glucose levels will inevitably lead to far more serious complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. For many T2D patients, there is a serious risk of damage to the blood vessels due to poor blood glucose levels. This damage can eventually lead to heart, eye, and kidney disease.
Current type 2 diabetes research is focusing on developing better ways to predict and prevent this illness. Eventually, medical researchers are hoping to develop a cure for type 2 diabetes, but there are still many questions to answer. Clinical studies on type 2 diabetes have been effective in spreading further education about this illness, as well as providing a program which helps ensure that people know everything they need to effectively manage their condition.
Currently medical researchers are interested in learning more about exactly who is at risk for T2D and what are the first signs of the disease? Also there has been much interest in trying to develop a way to reverse insulin resistance and to restore the body’s natural insulin sensitivity.
New research and clinical trials on type 2 diabetes has been effectively paving the path towards better medical therapies and an improved quality of life for many T2D patients. The current medication available for type 2 diabetes can be an important part of a patient’s treatment plan. There are a lot of different medications available, and the list can get pretty confusing considering what they all do and the possible side effects they may have. A patient with type 2 diabetes has much to discuss with their doctor.The treatment of type 2 diabetes needs to be tailored to the individual, because a lot depends on blood glucose levels or which symptoms or complications they may be experiencing.
Diabetes is becoming an increasingly significant issue in the world today. In the United States alone, there are over 20 million people who are currently living with some form of diabetes. Shockingly, there are still millions of people who do not even know that they have this illness. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of this illness, and right now there are many people in the U.S. who are at a pre-diabetes stage. Fortunately, for many of these people it is still possible to prevent type 2 diabetes.
At Avail Clinical Research, they are currently conducting a wide array of clinical studies targeted towards certain conditions. Our medical researchers are looking for qualified participants to take part in our type 2 diabetes clinical study. Through these clinical trials, we will continue to develop better methods of diabetes treatment and prevention. You may be eligible to participate in our current type 2 diabetes clinical trial. As a participant, there is no cost to you at any point during the study and health insurance is not required. Browse our clinical trials being conducted now to find the study best suited for you.