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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Maintaining VDR levels in pancreatic cells could protect against diabetes

Maintaining VDR levels in pancreatic cells could protect against diabetes

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

Culturally adapted diabetes education programs boost Latino participation

Culturally adapted diabetes education programs boost Latino participation

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Research may help older adults maintain skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer

Research may help older adults maintain skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer

Participation of people with diabetes in online support groups associated with poorer health

Participation of people with diabetes in online support groups associated with poorer health

Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds

Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds

Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet

Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Scientists identify genes involved in the development of diabetic kidney disease

Scientists identify genes involved in the development of diabetic kidney disease

Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Healthy lifestyle for longer keeps disease at bay

Healthy lifestyle for longer keeps disease at bay

UCR project receives funding to improve Latino population's access to healthy local foods

UCR project receives funding to improve Latino population's access to healthy local foods

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Biomarker in saliva linked to emergence of childhood obesity

Biomarker in saliva linked to emergence of childhood obesity

Researchers identify a gut microbe generated byproduct linked to cardiovascular disease

Researchers identify a gut microbe generated byproduct linked to cardiovascular disease

Newly developed mobile app helps reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients

Newly developed mobile app helps reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients

Dietary changes may prevent or reverse age-related effects in the brain

Dietary changes may prevent or reverse age-related effects in the brain

Type 2 diabetes mellitus responds to weight loss surgery

Type 2 diabetes mellitus responds to weight loss surgery