Type 2 Diabetes

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.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common metabolic condition that develops when the body fails to produce enough insulin or when insulin fails to work properly, which is referred to as insulin resistance. Insulin is the hormone that stimulates cells to uptake glucose from the blood to use for energy.

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What is the association between renal function and regular coffee consumption?

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Troubled sleep may be linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes

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The business of clinical trials is booming. Private equity has taken notice.

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Using cationic nanonmaterials to target visceral adiposity

Very low-calorie and vegan diets improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

Very low-calorie and vegan diets improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

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Study provides novel therapeutic targets for enhancing the antitumor immunity of γδ-T cells in diabetes

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Moderate alcohol intake may affect lipoprotein metabolism

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Deep learning model uses a single chest X-ray to predict heart disease risk

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How does quinoa affect the gut microbiome of men?

The separate and combined associations of coffee and tea consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality

The separate and combined associations of coffee and tea consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality

Survey: Two-thirds of European dietitians believe drinking coffee in moderation has clear health benefits

Survey: Two-thirds of European dietitians believe drinking coffee in moderation has clear health benefits

Elevated incidence and risk for a new diagnosis of diabetes after COVID-19

Elevated incidence and risk for a new diagnosis of diabetes after COVID-19

Research links long-term exposure to traffic noise and type 2 diabetes

Research links long-term exposure to traffic noise and type 2 diabetes

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Genetic background plays a role in regulating the metabolism of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids

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Why we should all eat Kimchi and other Korean fermented foods

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Type 2 diabetes patients older than 45 have increased MS risk after anti-hyperglycemic exposure

Study describes risk factors for people with chronic pancreatitis to develop diabetes

Study describes risk factors for people with chronic pancreatitis to develop diabetes

Pancreas transplant more beneficial than other treatments for people with diabetes

Pancreas transplant more beneficial than other treatments for people with diabetes

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Patients complain some obesity care startups offer pills, and not much else

World Diabetes Day 2022: The Importance of Type 1 Research and Awareness with JDRF

World Diabetes Day 2022: The Importance of Type 1 Research and Awareness with JDRF