2. About Type 2
This is largely the predominant type of diabetes in the U.S., says WebMD. Although patients with Type 2 produce the hormone that regulates blood glucose from their pancreas, “their cells don’t use it as well as they should,” it adds.
The pancreas goes into overdrive to try to manage the blood glucose in these patients, but “eventually it can’t keep up, and the sugar builds up in your blood instead,” adds WebMD. Obesity is often blamed for the development of this type of diabetes, but it’s not the only risk factor.