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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

  • Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

    TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Metformin is the standby drug for millions of people with type 2 diabetes, but a new study finds that adding it to insulin therapy won’t boost blood sugar control for overweight teens with type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, which comprises about 5 percent of diabetes cases, the [...]

  • New Diabetes Cases Among Americans Drop for First Time in Decades: CDC

    TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a sign that Americans may finally be turning the corner in the fight against diabetes — and possibly obesity — federal health statistics released Tuesday show that the number of new cases of diabetes has dropped for the first time in decades. The decline wasn’t sudden or dramatic. [...]

  • Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of exposure to air pollution — including dust and car exhaust — heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates. Building on prior research linking shorter exposures to air pollution to higher heart disease in the general population, the scientists [...]

  • New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes that’s based on the immune system appears safe for patients in an early trial. However, only a larger trial will show if the treatment — which uses immune cells called regulatory T cells (Tregs) — is effective against the illness, [...]

  • The Surprising Health Benefit Women May Get From Breastfeeding

    New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breastfeed—a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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