Type 2 Diabetes – A major medical problem for most visiting parents from India

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes highly prevalent among Asian Indian elderly.

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, the pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it.  But, over time your pancreas isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose levels normal. Type 2 is treated with lifestyle changes, oral medications (pills), and insulin. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:
* Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.
* Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.

Some people with type 2 can control their blood glucose with healthy eating and being active. But, your doctor may need to also prescribe oral medications or insulin to help you meet your target blood glucose levels. Type 2 usually gets worse over time – even if you don’t need medications at first, you may need to later on.

Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population. Learn more about Diabetes here.

Diabetes Type I and II are both considered pre-existing conditions by almost every health insurance company.  However, if you have type 2 Diabetes, that shouldn't be a reason to stay home and not to travel. India Network Health Insurance offers great Health Insurance Plans for people with pre-existing conditions that cover all age groups 0-99 years old.  Your medical condition diabetes and blood pressure etc. should not the reasons for stop visiting your grandchildren in the US.

About India Network Health Insurance

India Network Services is a US based company that administers visitor health insurance to transition residents, tourists, students, temporary workers and their families. Visitor medical plans are offered for all age groups (0-99 years old) with both fixed coverage, comprehensive coverage and with pre-existing condition coverage.

For more information about Visitor Health InsurancePlans for people with pre-existing conditions please visit our website.

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