Member Expert Article: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
By: Mark Lemmons, MD, Ascension Medical Group Greenwood Family Medicine
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of increasing frequency in the American population. Over 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year, while over 30 million Americans suffer with it currently. In the U.S. it has become largely a consequence of our diet and sedentary lifestyle. Its Pathophysiology is one of both decreased insulin production and decreased insulin sensitivity.