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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.
World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

Genetic variation that doubles the risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Genetic variation that doubles the risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Trends in the American diet can be described as more calories, more refined grains, more added sugars, and more added fats

Trends in the American diet can be described as more calories, more refined grains, more added sugars, and more added fats

Erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes could mean heart disease

Erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes could mean heart disease

Valsartan may reduce cardiac illness and death

Valsartan may reduce cardiac illness and death

Further evidence that a class of drugs that lower blood pressure are a treatment option for older people at high cardiovascular risk

Further evidence that a class of drugs that lower blood pressure are a treatment option for older people at high cardiovascular risk

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

New Cincinnati adult diabetes center

New Cincinnati adult diabetes center

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

$2.5 billion will be invested in the search for type 1 diabetes cure for over next 5 years

$2.5 billion will be invested in the search for type 1 diabetes cure for over next 5 years

Drug commonly used for diabetes might be effective in treating multiple sclerosis

Drug commonly used for diabetes might be effective in treating multiple sclerosis

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Foundation for poor heart health laid early in life

Foundation for poor heart health laid early in life

Investigational drug, LAF237 improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Investigational drug, LAF237 improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half

Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half

Combination treatment may help type 2 diabetes patients

Combination treatment may help type 2 diabetes patients

Overweight families unaware & unconcerned about risk of diabetes and premature heart disease

Overweight families unaware & unconcerned about risk of diabetes and premature heart disease

Carbohydrates are the latest nutrient to be blamed for the rising incidence of obesity in the US

Carbohydrates are the latest nutrient to be blamed for the rising incidence of obesity in the US

Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control

Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control