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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

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn’t Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn’t produce those benefits, the researchers found. For the study, investigators followed nearly 8,500 participants [...]

  • FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. “Trulicity is a new treatment option, which can be used [...]

  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia — even late in life, according to new research. The World Alzheimer Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International, revealed that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia [...]

  • Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon — the fine particle air pollution from traffic — may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests. Although the research doesn’t establish a cause-and-effect relationship between black carbon exposure [...]

  • Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests. The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medications called “glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists” (GLP-1), which mimic [...]

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