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.
Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Hemoglobin A1c blood test may underestimate prevalence of diabetes

Hemoglobin A1c blood test may underestimate prevalence of diabetes

Hemoglobin A1c blood test does not detect diabetes in most patients, shows study

Hemoglobin A1c blood test does not detect diabetes in most patients, shows study

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

Frequent intake of sugary drinks tied to greater risk of premature death

Frequent intake of sugary drinks tied to greater risk of premature death

Cardiovascular benefits of diabetes drug extend across a wide spectrum of patients, shows study

Cardiovascular benefits of diabetes drug extend across a wide spectrum of patients, shows study

New research opens possibility of using sperm taken from testicles to overcome infertility

New research opens possibility of using sperm taken from testicles to overcome infertility

Medication could mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

Medication could mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

Green tea lowers obesity, health risks in mice

Green tea lowers obesity, health risks in mice

Daily sugar intake in European children is up to three times more than the maximum recommended level

Daily sugar intake in European children is up to three times more than the maximum recommended level

23andMe to predict risk of diabetes from genetic makeup

23andMe to predict risk of diabetes from genetic makeup

The app that warns you about snacks you can’t add to your shopping cart

The app that warns you about snacks you can’t add to your shopping cart

New practical guide for health professionals to support emotional needs of adults with diabetes

New practical guide for health professionals to support emotional needs of adults with diabetes

Building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Athletes with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abnormalities, suggests study

Athletes with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abnormalities, suggests study

Low adherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs also has beneficial effect in patients with type 2 diabetes

Low adherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs also has beneficial effect in patients with type 2 diabetes

New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified

New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Midday nap appears to lower blood pressure levels

Midday nap appears to lower blood pressure levels