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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

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug, [...]

  • Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — They may live in the “City That Never Sleeps,” but most New Yorkers still sit around a lot — an average of seven hours every day, a new study shows. That estimate may be low, the study authors added, because the data was largely based on what people [...]

  • More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows. “We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for longer, prolonged release of hormonal signals, slowed down nutrient [...]

  • Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New U.S. government research connects eyesight problems with poverty, and reveals that people in the southern part of the country have the highest prevalence of both poverty and severe vision loss. In fact, most of the counties that rank in the top 25 percent for severe [...]

  • The Surprising Health Risk of Being Pregnant With A Boy

    A baby’s gender appears to affect a mother’s risk for diabetes during pregnancy — called gestational diabetes — and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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