Type 2 Diabetes
More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have what is called type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus.
In type 2, not enough insulin is produced or the insulin that is made by the body doesn’t work properly. This tends to affect people as they get older, and usually appears after the age of 40. This is treated with diet and medication and may lead to the use of insulin injection if it progresses or is poorly controlled.