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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Artificial pancreas may soon help patients with type 2 diabetes

Artificial pancreas may soon help patients with type 2 diabetes

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Common weight-loss drug successfully targets fat in adults with obesity at high cardiovascular risk

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Study offers genetic insights into the underlying biology of reproductive aging

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Next-Generation Sequencing and the Diagnosis of Disease

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Comprehensive study of Middle Eastern DNA reveals ancient human adaptation to agriculture, climate change

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Surplus sugar may cause our cellular powerplants to become less efficient, finds study

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Analysis: Keto diets place pregnant women and kidney disease patients at risk of adverse health effects

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Youth-onset type 2 diabetes is more aggressive and difficult to control, study shows

Youth-onset type 2 diabetes is more aggressive and difficult to control, study shows

First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

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Weight loss not given sufficient priority in the management of heart patients

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Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

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Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

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Analysis: Necessary or not, covid booster shots are probably on the horizon

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Patient's case report reveals link between Bell’s palsy and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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Study highlights burden of methamphetamine-associated heart failure hospitalizations in California

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Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

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Athletes more likely to experience irregular heart rhythms than non-athletes

Study examines the role of early blood-sugar levels after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

Study examines the role of early blood-sugar levels after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

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Study finds why young South Asian heart attack patients have more adverse outcomes