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.
15 percent of people in the US are physically inactive, CDC report says

15 percent of people in the US are physically inactive, CDC report says

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of dying from heart disease

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of dying from heart disease

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Study of glycobiology and glycan diagnostics in personalized medicine featured in OMICS special issue

Study of glycobiology and glycan diagnostics in personalized medicine featured in OMICS special issue

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

First in vitro system can help study early spine development in humans

First in vitro system can help study early spine development in humans

New study evaluates effectiveness of weight loss surgery in individuals with obesity, diabetes

New study evaluates effectiveness of weight loss surgery in individuals with obesity, diabetes

Danish study shows overweight and obesity are linked to higher risks of common cancers

Danish study shows overweight and obesity are linked to higher risks of common cancers

Genetic signature helps distinguish latent autoimmune diabetes in adults from pediatric-onset T1D

Genetic signature helps distinguish latent autoimmune diabetes in adults from pediatric-onset T1D

Ketone monoester drinks may help control blood sugar

Ketone monoester drinks may help control blood sugar

Study examines how psychological factors affect outcomes of nutritional intervention for obese children

Study examines how psychological factors affect outcomes of nutritional intervention for obese children

Comparing surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures

Comparing surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures

High cost of insulin has life-threatening implications for patients with Type 1 diabetes

High cost of insulin has life-threatening implications for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Study reveals rapid effects of diet on sperm quality

Study reveals rapid effects of diet on sperm quality

High BMI may improve the chance of survival in certain cancers

High BMI may improve the chance of survival in certain cancers

Age of onset of obesity linked to higher diabetes risk

Age of onset of obesity linked to higher diabetes risk

Fat over-spills from the liver into the pancreas trigger Type 2 diabetes

Fat over-spills from the liver into the pancreas trigger Type 2 diabetes

Powdered watermelon supplements provide health benefits to obese mice

Powdered watermelon supplements provide health benefits to obese mice

UVA, Novo Nordisk partner to develop virtual patient modeling for type 2 diabetes

UVA, Novo Nordisk partner to develop virtual patient modeling for type 2 diabetes