Definitions for "Type II diabetes"
A type of diabetes that is usually found in adults over 30 years of age. The onset is gradual, and the symptoms are often minimal. Patients are often overweight. Those with Type 2 are less prone to acute complications, such as acidosis and coma, than are patients with Type 1. Type 2 diabetes is treated through diet alone or through diet plus oral hypoglycemic agents. Insulin injections may or may not be required. Also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-ketosis-prone diabetes, or maturity-onset diabetes. (Previously called adult diabetes or maturity-onset diabetes in the young [MODY].)
Non-insulin dependent (Type II) diabetes is the more common type of diabetes and people of African-American, Hispanic and Native American decent are at higher risk of this disease. The disease develops slowly and usually becomes evident after age 40. Being overweight is a common risk factor. Often it can be controlled through diet, weight control and exercise. Uu
Type II Diabetes, which accounts for 95% of all Diabetics, has traditionally surfaced in adulthood. However, in recent years, more and more children and adolescents are becoming diabetic. Excess weight, leading to excess insulin levels, is thought to be the primary cause for Type II Diabetes. Type II diabetes can result in cardiovascular disease, blindness, slow healing, kidney failure, and loss of circulation problems that can lead to amputation. Not all Type II Diabetics are unable to produce insulin. Some do produce insulin, but their fat cells won't respond to it.