Diabetes type 2 causes the body to use insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar, improperly. This disables the body to recognise insulin, causing hyperglycaemia or heightened blood glucose (sugar) levels. This causes glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it, but over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and certain treatments (Bio-HCG treatment) can assist weight loss, which can reverse type 2 diabetes.