Type 2 diabetes (or non-insulin diabetes) is a disease that involves an excessive amount of sugar in the blood due to insulin deficiency. Early in the disease, it can be treated with oral antidiabetic agents, in addition to lifestyle and dietary changes. The insulin-requiring diabetic is a normally balanced patient who will require insulin temporarily (sometimes in the case of an isolated disease) or permanently. At an advanced stage, insulin-dependent diabetes becomes chronic; the insulin-secreting cells in the pancreas are gradually rendered non-functional by the excess glucose: insulin becomes necessary.
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