|How Type 2 Diabetes Occurs|
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- Fat, muscle, or liver cells do not respond to the high levels of insulin (called insulin resistance)
- Beta cells in the pancreas do not make enough insulin relative to the demands of the body
Diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 10, 2015. Accessed September 29, 2015.
Type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=util-header%5Ftype2. Accessed August 7, 2012.
- Reviewer: Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -