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.
Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis

Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis

Short-term exercise significantly increases insulin action

Short-term exercise significantly increases insulin action

New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

Patent pending discovery could help type 2 diabetics

Patent pending discovery could help type 2 diabetics

$75 million over 5 years to study islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes

$75 million over 5 years to study islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes

A child's risk of becoming obese may begin before birth and continue throughout infancy

A child's risk of becoming obese may begin before birth and continue throughout infancy

Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes

Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes

People with diabetes may soon be able to swap their tablets for creams and ointments

People with diabetes may soon be able to swap their tablets for creams and ointments

New methods for the growth and development of human pancreatic beta islets

New methods for the growth and development of human pancreatic beta islets

New type of regulatory T cell that reduces asthma and airway inflammation

New type of regulatory T cell that reduces asthma and airway inflammation

Low paid civil servants were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Low paid civil servants were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Link between elevated blood sugar levels in diabetics and increased risk of life-threatening forms of cardiovascular disease

Link between elevated blood sugar levels in diabetics and increased risk of life-threatening forms of cardiovascular disease

Research findings may help stave off full-blown diabetes

Research findings may help stave off full-blown diabetes

Measuring body fat has just got easier and a whole lot more sophisticated

Measuring body fat has just got easier and a whole lot more sophisticated

Studies of human genetic variation have found strong evidence for the action of natural selection

Studies of human genetic variation have found strong evidence for the action of natural selection

Exubera shows sustained blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Exubera shows sustained blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Higher body mass index has a stronger association with diabetes than physical inactivity

Higher body mass index has a stronger association with diabetes than physical inactivity

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

New drug application for exenatide has been accepted for review

New drug application for exenatide has been accepted for review

Kiwis reverse heart disease in diabetics

Kiwis reverse heart disease in diabetics