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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Experimental compound reduces diabetic complications in mice

Experimental compound reduces diabetic complications in mice

Exosomes involved in the progression of breast cancer in patients with obesity, diabetes

Exosomes involved in the progression of breast cancer in patients with obesity, diabetes

Clearing old, dysfunctional cells in fat alleviates diabetes

Clearing old, dysfunctional cells in fat alleviates diabetes

Monitoring cellular metabolism for NAFLD/NASH liver disease research

Monitoring cellular metabolism for NAFLD/NASH liver disease research

Study finds gaps and gender differences in management of type 2 diabetes

Study finds gaps and gender differences in management of type 2 diabetes

Global rise in red and processed meat trade contributes to diet-related non-communicable disease

Global rise in red and processed meat trade contributes to diet-related non-communicable disease

Researchers discover new link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease

Researchers discover new link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease

Long-term glycemic levels predict the risk of COVID-19 severity among diabetics

Long-term glycemic levels predict the risk of COVID-19 severity among diabetics

Scientists identify new gene that contributes to type 1 diabetes progression

Scientists identify new gene that contributes to type 1 diabetes progression

Study: Daily low-dose aspirin is neither protective nor harmful regarding dementia risk

Study: Daily low-dose aspirin is neither protective nor harmful regarding dementia risk

Study finds beneficial and harmful short-term health effects of caffeinated coffee consumption

Study finds beneficial and harmful short-term health effects of caffeinated coffee consumption

New WHO report highlights the alarming state of global access to insulin and diabetes care

New WHO report highlights the alarming state of global access to insulin and diabetes care

Type 2 diabetes medication works effectively, safely in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure

Type 2 diabetes medication works effectively, safely in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure

COVID-19 vaccination humoral immune response in individuals with diabetes

COVID-19 vaccination humoral immune response in individuals with diabetes

Protein in the blood could predict type 2 diabetes many years before diagnosis

Protein in the blood could predict type 2 diabetes many years before diagnosis

Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone

Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone

Study reveals a previously unrecognized cause of vascular injury in type 2 diabetes

Study reveals a previously unrecognized cause of vascular injury in type 2 diabetes

New campaign shows how prediabetes can be reversed

New campaign shows how prediabetes can be reversed

Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease more likely to be admitted to the hospital through the ER

Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease more likely to be admitted to the hospital through the ER

Researchers link elevated levels of galectin-1 with increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers link elevated levels of galectin-1 with increased risk of type 2 diabetes