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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

You Have Diabetes. We’re Here to Help You Manage it.

At Allegheny Health Network we’re committed to delivering high quality care to our patients, and to helping them cope and thrive with type 2 diabetes, right in the communities where they live.

For many patients with type 2 diabetes, it develops after age 40 when the body’s cells become resistant to the insulin it naturally produces. Type 2 diabetes doesn’t always occur in adults, sometimes adolescents and teenagers can be diagnosed with Type 2. With all patients, and as type 2 diabetes progresses, your pancreas makes less insulin, causing you to not have enough insulin in your body.

Fortunately, there is great cause for hope, because with a few lifestyle modifications, as well as medication, type 2 diabetes is completely treatable and something you can effectively manage.