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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

  • 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 [...]

  • Taking Antibiotics Might Up Risk for Diabetes

    Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

  • Exercise Best Bet Against Diabetes for College Graduates

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is more likely to help prevent diabetes in college graduates than in those with less schooling, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012, and found adults with a college degree who were physically active were 6 percent [...]

  • Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests. “As done in Sweden at the time of [...]

  • Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) seem to help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, a new study suggests. In a trial funded by the drug’s maker Novo Nordisk, people who took 3 milligrams (mg) of Victoza daily over 56 weeks lost [...]

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