Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

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Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset or noninsulindependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which fat, muscle, and liver cells do not use insulin properly. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals. People who are overweight and inactive are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Treatment includes taking diabetes medicines, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin daily—for some.
Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors

Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

Research findings could open new avenue to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Research findings could open new avenue to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities

Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities

Circadian misalignments may favor diabetes development

Circadian misalignments may favor diabetes development

Immune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight people

Immune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight people

Study provides new insights into biological mechanisms underpinning type 2 diabetes pathology

Study provides new insights into biological mechanisms underpinning type 2 diabetes pathology

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

New study aims to better define which type 2 diabetes patients benefit most from gastric surgery

New study aims to better define which type 2 diabetes patients benefit most from gastric surgery

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Wearable biosensors can track physiological changes linked to illness

Wearable biosensors can track physiological changes linked to illness

Scientists pinpoint key biological mechanism that can prevent proliferation of insulin-producing cells

Scientists pinpoint key biological mechanism that can prevent proliferation of insulin-producing cells

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

Timing of carbohydrate intake plays role in blood glucose regulation for men with prediabetes

Timing of carbohydrate intake plays role in blood glucose regulation for men with prediabetes

Healthier diets could contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

Healthier diets could contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

Chinese famine studies show no increase in chronic diseases except for schizophrenia

Chinese famine studies show no increase in chronic diseases except for schizophrenia

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

Nearly half of all deaths caused by diabetes, stroke and heart disease linked to poor dietary habits

Nearly half of all deaths caused by diabetes, stroke and heart disease linked to poor dietary habits

Penn researchers identify genome-wide changes caused by high-fat diet

Penn researchers identify genome-wide changes caused by high-fat diet