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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

  • Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a [...]

  • Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates. Worldwide life expectancy rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013, but women had slightly greater gains than men. During that time, life expectancy at birth increased [...]

  • ‘Low-GI’ Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Diets low in “glycemic index” are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don’t need to obsess over glycemic index. In fact, researchers found that overweight adults placed [...]

  • Progress Still Needed on ‘Race Gap’ in Older Americans’ Health

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds. Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than whites to have their high blood [...]

  • Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of medical student-run free clinics at U.S. medical schools has doubled in the last decade, according to a new study. In 2005, there were about 110 student-run free clinics at 49 medical schools that belonged to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This new study found [...]


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