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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

  • Early Study Points to Diabetes Drug Controlled by Light

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the future, could people with type 2 diabetes manage their medications with a pulse of light? A preliminary new study suggests it may be possible. In the study, scientists showed that the prototype drug — for now just called JB253 — stimulated insulin release from pancreatic cells in [...]

  • Race Doesn’t Affect Obesity’s Toll on Health

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Is obesity more deadly for some races than for others? Prior research had suggested that when blacks become obese, they might be slightly less likely to die early, compared to people of other races of similar weight. However, a major new study from the American Cancer Society finds no [...]

  • Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report. “For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with major disease caused by smoking,” said senior study author Terry Pechacek, [...]

  • Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they’ve developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder affecting upwards of 3 million [...]

  • Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 21,000 single-child pregnancies in the United States over more than 10 years. Diabetes occurred in almost 850 of the pregnancies, the study found. Diabetes [...]

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