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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can have a slow onset, and early symptoms can be confused with signs of stress, being overweight, or a poor diet. But the arsenal of tools to combat diabetes grows every year.

Type 2 Diabetes Journey

Not Just Living With, but Living Well With, Type 2 Diabetes

Here's a shocker: About a quarter of the 24 million Americans who have diabetes don't know it yet. Whether you're a newbie or a veteran, there is much more than medicine involved in the treatment of this disease.

Type 2 Diabetes News

  • FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a “glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist — a hormone that helps normalize patients’ blood sugar [...]

  • Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Research conducted on climbers atop Mount Everest offers new insight into the biological triggers for type 2 diabetes. Specifically, the British investigators learned more about how low oxygen levels in the body (hypoxia) may be linked with insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs when cells [...]

  • A Doctor’s ‘People Skills’ Affects Patients’ Health

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A doctor’s “bedside manner” seems to have a real effect on patients’ health, a new research review suggests. The review, of 13 clinical trials, found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared better in their efforts to lose weight, [...]

  • Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don’t have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies. Diabetes has been considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but what’s not clear is which condition comes first. [...]

  • Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

    By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When people with diabetes are depressed, their odds of developing chronic kidney disease nearly double, a new study suggests. Chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure, is a progressive loss of kidney function over months or years. Diabetes is the most common cause [...]

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