Type 2 Diabetes

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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'Soda tax' has minimal to no influence on sugary-beverage consumption, study finds

'Soda tax' has minimal to no influence on sugary-beverage consumption, study finds

Scientists discover new biological mechanism of insulin signaling

Scientists discover new biological mechanism of insulin signaling

Millions of people have prediabetes – could you?

Millions of people have prediabetes – could you?

Effects of obesity mirror those of aging, study shows

Effects of obesity mirror those of aging, study shows

A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes

A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes

Survey: Over half of GPs, nurses who treat type 2 diabetics do not carry out annual kidney test

Survey: Over half of GPs, nurses who treat type 2 diabetics do not carry out annual kidney test

Scientists identify chemicals in urine that are specific to overactive bladder

Scientists identify chemicals in urine that are specific to overactive bladder

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Patients with type 2 diabetes who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control

Patients with type 2 diabetes who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control

Ascensia’s oral presentation at ATTD highlights challenges of hypoglycemia management using apps

Ascensia’s oral presentation at ATTD highlights challenges of hypoglycemia management using apps

Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study

Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Guideline-recommended diuretic linked to more side effects than similar antihypertensive drug

Guideline-recommended diuretic linked to more side effects than similar antihypertensive drug

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

Combination of green tea extract and exercise mitigates fatty liver disease in mice

Combination of green tea extract and exercise mitigates fatty liver disease in mice

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Female domestic abuse survivors have increased risk of mortality from all causes

Female domestic abuse survivors have increased risk of mortality from all causes