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.
Women are needlessly dying from heart attacks due to substandard care

Women are needlessly dying from heart attacks due to substandard care

Study shows possibility of diabetes remission with ‘achievable’ weight loss

Study shows possibility of diabetes remission with ‘achievable’ weight loss

Weight loss is the key in battling type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Weight loss is the key in battling type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Better methods needed to identify people at risk for liver disease

Better methods needed to identify people at risk for liver disease

Metformin for diabetics with renal damage scores over Sulphonylureas in terms of heart safety

Metformin for diabetics with renal damage scores over Sulphonylureas in terms of heart safety

Study shows metformin is safe for patients with mild-to- moderate kidney disease

Study shows metformin is safe for patients with mild-to- moderate kidney disease

Maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent kidney disease, shows study

Maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent kidney disease, shows study

Survey: Elderly people with diabetes may favor more aggressive blood sugar control

Survey: Elderly people with diabetes may favor more aggressive blood sugar control

Hormone therapy decreases metabolites directly linked with Type 2 diabetes

Hormone therapy decreases metabolites directly linked with Type 2 diabetes

Researchers investigate effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on seniors with diabetes

Researchers investigate effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on seniors with diabetes

Fat mass index, not BMI, linked to higher risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients

Fat mass index, not BMI, linked to higher risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients

Research: Metformin may be effective in treating breast cancer that lacks Nischarin protein

Research: Metformin may be effective in treating breast cancer that lacks Nischarin protein

Diabetes drug can also be used to treat heart failure

Diabetes drug can also be used to treat heart failure

Researchers identify new mechanism for dysfunctional insulin release

Researchers identify new mechanism for dysfunctional insulin release

Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives, research shows

Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives, research shows

Early combination therapy provides long-term benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Early combination therapy provides long-term benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

A vegan diet could boost gut microbes that aid weight loss

A vegan diet could boost gut microbes that aid weight loss

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation

Computer scientist wins $2.3 million to develop AI that patients can use to manage health

Computer scientist wins $2.3 million to develop AI that patients can use to manage health