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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

  • 17-Day Leech Treatment Helps Save Woman’s Ear After Dog Attack

    A savage dog attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl’s ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever. So a Rhode Island doctor turned to leeches.

  • Scientists Find New Way to Observe ‘Good’ Brown Fat

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed “good” brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps [...]

  • Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rates of five serious complications from diabetes — heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death — have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows. Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped [...]

  • 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 [...]

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