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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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

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

New study confirms link between type 2 diabetes drug and increased risk of heart problems

New study confirms link between type 2 diabetes drug and increased risk of heart problems

Lupus patients who adhere to medications have lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Lupus patients who adhere to medications have lower risk of type 2 diabetes