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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

  • More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

    THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prior research has suggested that weight-loss surgery might help people rid themselves of type 2 diabetes, and a new study finds that the effect might be long-lasting. “This is a very important study because it’s the first randomized trial comparing bariatric surgery to medical treatment of diabetes with five [...]

  • Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer’s Brain ‘Tangles’

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes may be more prone to developing the brain “tangles” associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes had a greater accumulation of brain tangles — even if they were free of dementia [...]

  • Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says. The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were more likely to be smokers than older women who had [...]

  • Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day. That’s the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA). The “results are quite intriguing,” study co-author Dr. Evan Hadley, director of geriatrics and clinical gerontology at the [...]

  • FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday. The drugs — sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) — come from a newer class of [...]

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