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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

  • Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Linked by Common Risk Factors

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a new study reports. “We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment,” study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release [...]

  • High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer’s Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance — higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes — was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age [...]

  • Why Drinking Sugary Drinks Can Be Risky, Even if You’re Not Gaining Weight

    Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals.

  • How These Diabetes Drugs Might Also Help Prevent Parkinson’s

    A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests.

  • Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests. “We found that both low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle were associated with a significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes,” study leader Dr. Lu Qi, associate [...]

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