Jefferson University Hospitals

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is nearing epidemic proportions, due to an increased number of older Americans and a greater prevalence of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in which your body does not respond correctly to insulin. Most cases of Type 2 diabetes go undiagnosed.

At Jefferson, our goal is to reduce your symptoms (should you have any), lower your high blood glucose levels and help you manage the disease in order to prevent diabetes-related complications, including heart disease, hypertension and eye disease.

Jefferson has been named a Center of Excellence for Diabetes by Philadelphia magazine. Our experts in endocrinology and metabolic diseases will work with you to develop a personalized diabetes management program that may include diet and exercise.