What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, which can afflict any one at any age. The number of diabetics in the US and around the world is increasing year after year, and most of them suffer from type 2 diabetes. More than 29 million people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes, which represents an increase of nearly 50 percent over the last decade.

Overweight or obesity is one of the causes of type 2 diabetes. The condition can be brought under control if the patient undergoes bariatric surgery and reduces weight. Dr. Wiljon Beltre is one of the leading bariatric surgeons providing cutting edge weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other cities and suburbs in this geographical region of the nation.


Perils of Type 2 Diabetes

Around the world, more than 380 million patients suffer from diabetes, and mostly from type 2 diabetes. According to the estimated of WHO, by 2030 the number of diabetics will more than double. Diabetes at present takes more lives than breast cancer and AIDS put together. It claims the lift of American every three minutes.

Type 2 diabetes is also a leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, heart failure, amputations, and stroke. Living with type 2 diabetes also places a major physical, emotional and financial burden on the patients and their families. Diabetes annually costs the American people more than $245 billion.


Importance of Insulin

Insulin is critically important hormone produced in the pancreas. This hormone is supposed to release when the body turns food into sugars or glucose. Insulin facilitates the entry of glucose into the cells, which enables a person to gain energy. However, this normal system fails to work in the case of a patient of diabetes type 2.

The onset of diabetes type 2 can occur due to several factors. This non-insulin dependent diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Also known as adult onset diabetes, this condition often occurs after the age of 35. But nowadays many younger patients are also developing type 2 diabetes.

In case of type 2 diabetes, the patients are able to produce some of their insulin. However, this is often insufficient. In some cases, the insulin will try to serve as the key to unlock the body’s cells and enable the entry of glucose. However, the key may fail to work, and the cells will not open. This condition is known as insulin resistance.


Overweight and Type 2 Diabetes

According to many researchers, there appears to be a strong relationship between excessive body weight or obesity and type 2 diabetes. Both may become the cause and effect of each other in some cases. Type 2 diabetes is also associated with people who have a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet control.

Treatment for type 2 diabetes may include bariatric surgery, if the patient is obese or significantly overweight. Patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby areas across the Florida landscape have an opportunity to receive weight loss procedures from the amazing and focused bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery 
Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

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