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.
Epigenetic changes that affect formation of new muscle cells may be contributing factor to obesity

Epigenetic changes that affect formation of new muscle cells may be contributing factor to obesity

Long-term heavy alcohol drinking habits may prematurely age arteries, study finds

Long-term heavy alcohol drinking habits may prematurely age arteries, study finds

Study: Gastric band surgery has major benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes

Study: Gastric band surgery has major benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes

MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health

MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

New study highlights need for routine counseling on physical activity during doctor-patient encounter

New study highlights need for routine counseling on physical activity during doctor-patient encounter

High intake of saturated and animal fat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

High intake of saturated and animal fat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar

Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Consuming whole grains has modest effects on gut microbiota and immune response, study finds

Consuming whole grains has modest effects on gut microbiota and immune response, study finds

ADA funds Kostic lab to support research on links between gut bacteria and autoimmune attack

ADA funds Kostic lab to support research on links between gut bacteria and autoimmune attack

Researchers find drugs that could replicate effects of gastric bypass surgery

Researchers find drugs that could replicate effects of gastric bypass surgery

Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication

Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Public health strategies that target adult weight gain have potential to prevent type 2 diabetes, study shows

Public health strategies that target adult weight gain have potential to prevent type 2 diabetes, study shows

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy than non-obese counterparts

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy than non-obese counterparts

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly