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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.
Chronic diseases linked to obesity could put the brakes on economic progress in many developing countries

Chronic diseases linked to obesity could put the brakes on economic progress in many developing countries

Sugary foods are making up a growing chunk of kids’ daily diets

Sugary foods are making up a growing chunk of kids’ daily diets

Researchers found that sedentary lifestyles can lead to higher medical costs

Researchers found that sedentary lifestyles can lead to higher medical costs

Obese patients have higher health care costs

Obese patients have higher health care costs

Fatbuster drug targets obesity

Fatbuster drug targets obesity

A single change in a person’s DNA can contribute to a range of life-shortening risk factors

A single change in a person’s DNA can contribute to a range of life-shortening risk factors

To avoid metabolic syndrome is relatively simple – 30 minutes of physical activity once a week

To avoid metabolic syndrome is relatively simple – 30 minutes of physical activity once a week

Rosiglitazone helps boost the effectiveness of a treatment for opening clogged arteries

Rosiglitazone helps boost the effectiveness of a treatment for opening clogged arteries

Newly discovered gene could be a significant contributor to diabetes in Americans

Newly discovered gene could be a significant contributor to diabetes in Americans

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Gene variations explain why people with type 2 diabetes are at much greater risk for coronary artery disease

Gene variations explain why people with type 2 diabetes are at much greater risk for coronary artery disease

Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance

Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance

Strong relationship between kids academic achievement and fitness

Strong relationship between kids academic achievement and fitness

Insulin pumps effective for children with diabetes

Insulin pumps effective for children with diabetes

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease in adults begin to take hold in childhood

Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease in adults begin to take hold in childhood

Statistics reveal that there are now 1.8 million people with diabetes in the UK

Statistics reveal that there are now 1.8 million people with diabetes in the UK

Women with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are at greatest risk for diabetes and coronary artery disease

Women with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are at greatest risk for diabetes and coronary artery disease

Patients suffering from diseases as varied as Type II diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's have one thing in common

Patients suffering from diseases as varied as Type II diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's have one thing in common