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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Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Study shows how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Study shows how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Research identifies specific brain cells that trigger sugar consumption and cravings

Research identifies specific brain cells that trigger sugar consumption and cravings

Study documents intrauterine transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Study documents intrauterine transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Corn-based diet with flavonoids alleviates IBD-like symptoms in mice

Corn-based diet with flavonoids alleviates IBD-like symptoms in mice

7 in 10 U.S. adults worry poor health will limit their life experiences, survey finds

7 in 10 U.S. adults worry poor health will limit their life experiences, survey finds

Study reveals a new way to determine the age of insulin-storage parcels

Study reveals a new way to determine the age of insulin-storage parcels

Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation

Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation

Arrhythmic gut bacteria signatures predict type 2 diabetes risk

Arrhythmic gut bacteria signatures predict type 2 diabetes risk

New guidelines on assessment and management of type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents

New guidelines on assessment and management of type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents

Study: Oats and rye brans reduce weight gain, hepatic inflammation

Study: Oats and rye brans reduce weight gain, hepatic inflammation

Extended culture of human pancreatic slices as a model to study regeneration of beta cells

Extended culture of human pancreatic slices as a model to study regeneration of beta cells

Study: East Germany has more hospitalizations for heart failure compared to West Germany

Study: East Germany has more hospitalizations for heart failure compared to West Germany

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

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Genes associated with SARS-CoV-2 human lung cell infection

New study comprehensively profiles environmental factors linked to childhood obesity

New study comprehensively profiles environmental factors linked to childhood obesity

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Obesity and COVID-19: Cause or effect?