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.
Researchers examine effects of prediabetes on cardiac risk of patients with CAD

Researchers examine effects of prediabetes on cardiac risk of patients with CAD

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes, reveals study

Insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes, reveals study

New type of insulin could prevent hypoglycemia in diabetics

New type of insulin could prevent hypoglycemia in diabetics

Recombinant insulin could potentially address key concerns about the lifesaving drug

Recombinant insulin could potentially address key concerns about the lifesaving drug

Deaths from cardiovascular disease have risen by 4 percent in the last 5 years

Deaths from cardiovascular disease have risen by 4 percent in the last 5 years

Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production

Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Montmorency tart cherries could exert beneficial effects for adults with metabolic syndrome

Montmorency tart cherries could exert beneficial effects for adults with metabolic syndrome

Genetic test for low birth weight on the horizon

Genetic test for low birth weight on the horizon

Kids and teens who consume zero-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories

Kids and teens who consume zero-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Honey ‘as high in sugars as table sugar’

Honey ‘as high in sugars as table sugar’

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levels

Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levels

First GWAS for Type 2 diabetes in youth reveals seven genetic variants associated with the disease

First GWAS for Type 2 diabetes in youth reveals seven genetic variants associated with the disease

Study results of a potential drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in children announced

Study results of a potential drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in children announced

Study: Energy drink consumption has increased substantially in the United States

Study: Energy drink consumption has increased substantially in the United States

Intensive blood pressure treatment benefits people with type 2 diabetes regardless of cardiovascular risk

Intensive blood pressure treatment benefits people with type 2 diabetes regardless of cardiovascular risk

Study: A quarter of patients have never had their BMI recorded by a GP

Study: A quarter of patients have never had their BMI recorded by a GP