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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

  • Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests. Also at special risk are shift workers who don’t work on a set schedule, with shifts moving around at various times of the day. The findings [...]

  • Why Too Much Salt Could Be Extra Harmful For Diabetics

    A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.

  • No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don’t seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults — especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors [...]

  • Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests. Inflammation is a common problem among poorer children, and can lead to a number of illnesses, according to Northwestern University researchers. “Many health problems in both childhood and adulthood involve excessive [...]

  • Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report. Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor and successfully tested it using artificial saliva. It uses [...]

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