|Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and usually happens in adults over 40. Of the estimated 21 million people with diabetes in this country, over 90 percent have type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, we are also seeing Type 2 diabetes in many of our young, overweight children.
People with type 2 diabetes make insulin, but as time goes on, they make less so there isn’t enough insulin to really work. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use energy. In addition, the cells that need energy in people with type 2 diabetes don’t respond well to their own insulin.
Diabetes does not have to slow you down—you can learn to remain healthy. It’s OK to be a little scared or nervous. Our staff will help you whether you are brand new to this whole diabetes thing or an old pro.
See FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for an explanation of what diabetes is.
Come to our free support groups for people with type 2 diabetes:
- 1st Monday of each month: 10:30 am to 12 pm – Glendora office
- 3rd Wednesday of each month: 7 pm to 8:30 pm – Glendora office
Come join us and start today on a new road to health!
We’re here to help you! Contact us at (626) 857-3477 and one of our staff will enroll you in our program! You are always welcome to bring a family member or a significant other with you at no charge.