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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.
Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Teenagers who skip breakfast more likely to become obese

Teenagers who skip breakfast more likely to become obese

Three primary care organizations win Ascensia’s Type 2 Diabetes Remission Accelerator competition

Three primary care organizations win Ascensia’s Type 2 Diabetes Remission Accelerator competition

Study: Offering a wide variety of snack food encourages children to eat more

Study: Offering a wide variety of snack food encourages children to eat more

NIH researchers report largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans

NIH researchers report largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans

Researchers use Twitter and artificial intelligence to see who’s exercising

Researchers use Twitter and artificial intelligence to see who’s exercising

Diabetes medications mask euglycemic ketoacidosis at the time of surgery

Diabetes medications mask euglycemic ketoacidosis at the time of surgery

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

Guidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in life

Guidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in life

Anorexia may be as much a metabolic disorder as it is a psychiatric one, say scientists

Anorexia may be as much a metabolic disorder as it is a psychiatric one, say scientists

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds

Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds

Metformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Metformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have beneficial long-term clinical outcomes

Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have beneficial long-term clinical outcomes

Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit

Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Genomic map reveals differences underlying harmful and non-harmful fat

Genomic map reveals differences underlying harmful and non-harmful fat

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

Sitting time increases in women after transition to retirement, study reveals

Sitting time increases in women after transition to retirement, study reveals