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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 May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn’t help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer. Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who took the drug didn’t gain any survival benefit from the medication, Mayo [...]

  • Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes. If these findings hold true in larger studies done over longer periods of time, the treatment may [...]

  • More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds. Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some children are getting diagnosed with type 1 late in its development, when serious [...]

  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found. The study suggests that modern living has [...]

  • To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests. “Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone,” report committee chair Dan Blazer, a professor of psychiatry [...]

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