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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

  • Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says. Some previous research had suggested that elevated levels of vitamin D might protect people against type 2 diabetes, raising the possibility of a link between vitamin D deficiency and the [...]

  • Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For millions of overweight Americans, regular exercise remains a prime weapon against excess weight and the threat of type 2 diabetes. However, a new study suggests that the battle may be tougher for some than for others, depending on their genes. “While physical activity generally promotes good health, it may [...]

  • Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

    Working long hours may increase your risk for diabetes, a new study suggests. But the finding seems to depend on your job.

  • Obesity Isn’t Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn’t the only factor driving the trend, new research suggests. In just the past few months, at least three new studies have reported on other factors that may underlie a [...]

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests. The researchers cautioned that low TSH levels may be associated with heart problems and broken bones, although a cause-and-effect link [...]

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