Some people wonder what diabetes is and what the big deal is about Type 2 diabetes. It is a kind of metabolic disorder which originates from failure of the body to produce and supply enough insulin required for absorbing the glucose or sugar which gets into the body from the food which you eat. There are two key categories of diabetes, namely – type 1 and type 2. The first kind is characterized by the failure of the body to produce the insulin required. And this generally occurs amongst children. The other kind is the disturbance of the insulin production process in the body or the failure of insulin to function.