Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disease that affects the body’s ability to turn food into energy. Normally, after eating, sugar in the form of glucose from the food enters the bloodstream. The hormone Insulin, released from the pancreas in response to the rising levels of glucose in the bloodstream, is responsible for transporting the glucose into the body’s cells, to be used as fuel. Other hormones produced by the gastric system such as GLP-1 also play a part in controlling glucose metabolic processes.