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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New research project to develop and test novel intervention for individuals with HIV/AIDS

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Study: Plant-based diet boosts metabolism

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Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

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Mild electrical stimulation with heat shock exerts protective effect against nephrotic syndrome

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Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

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Early intervention is key to prevent heart disease in women during menopause transition

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New findings support benefits of bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents

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Study underscores the importance of maintaining services to prevent, treat cardiovascular disease

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Pomegranate peel extract shows potential as inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 virus

The Prospects of Semaglutide for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

The Prospects of Semaglutide for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Survey: Majority of patients favor eliminating processed meats in hospitals

Survey: Majority of patients favor eliminating processed meats in hospitals

Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes

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Study sheds new light on how diabetes contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

COVID-19's harmful neurological effects are more common in patients with hypertension, diabetes

COVID-19's harmful neurological effects are more common in patients with hypertension, diabetes

Diabetes and hypertension may increase the risk of COVID-19 brain complications

Diabetes and hypertension may increase the risk of COVID-19 brain complications

Investigational drug helped improve heart health in patients with chronic conditions

Investigational drug helped improve heart health in patients with chronic conditions

Novel drug reduces the risk of cardiovascular events for patients with Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease

Novel drug reduces the risk of cardiovascular events for patients with Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease

Lower dairy intake may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome

Lower dairy intake may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome

Clinical trials show SGLT2 inhibitor may benefit patients with type 2 diabetes

Clinical trials show SGLT2 inhibitor may benefit patients with type 2 diabetes

Cardiovascular risk factor control is vital for adults with Type 2 diabetes

Cardiovascular risk factor control is vital for adults with Type 2 diabetes