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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Cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood linked to poorer brain function at midlife

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Inflammasomes could play an important role in the development of obesity-related colon cancer

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Researchers reveal how to effectively achieve and maintain a healthy weight loss

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Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

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Prediabetes can boost a person's chance of major cardiovascular events

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Stress levels of moms with preschoolers increased during the pandemic

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FDA approves new drug for treatment of adults with chronic kidney disease

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Wearable devices offer new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes in Latino adults

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Football Fitness improves balance, muscle strength and bone density in women treated for breast cancer

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Hormonal therapies for breast and prostate cancers increase the risk of heart attack, stroke

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Study links muscle gene to type 2 diabetes

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Clinical trial examines metabolic effects of natural compound NMN in people

UTHSC researchers receive $1.99 million to advance understanding of diabetes pathophysiology

UTHSC researchers receive $1.99 million to advance understanding of diabetes pathophysiology

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California and Texas took different routes to vaccination. Who’s ahead?

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Researchers develop new mathematical model to predict the onset of diseases

Once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proves to be safe, effective in people with Type 2 diabetes

Once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proves to be safe, effective in people with Type 2 diabetes