More than 30 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and roughly 90% of those diagnosed have type 2 diabetes. Another 84 million are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes within the next five years.
For many adults, type 2 symptoms often develop over time and can go undetected. For Bob Cope, an asthma attack sent him to the hospital. While there, a doctor informed him he had diabetes. Looking back, his symptoms such as fatigue, thirst and a constant need to go to the bathroom all pointed to his diagnosis.