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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

  • Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests. The study found that, of those started on metformin, only about one-quarter needed another drug [...]

  • Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows. The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed in teens and kids ages 19 and younger between 2002 and 2009. Youngsters between [...]

  • Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter’s Weight Later

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check their height, weight, body [...]

  • Early Study Points to Diabetes Drug Controlled by Light

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the future, could people with type 2 diabetes manage their medications with a pulse of light? A preliminary new study suggests it may be possible. In the study, scientists showed that the prototype drug — for now just called JB253 — stimulated insulin release from pancreatic cells in [...]

  • Race Doesn’t Affect Obesity’s Toll on Health

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Is obesity more deadly for some races than for others? Prior research had suggested that when blacks become obese, they might be slightly less likely to die early, compared to people of other races of similar weight. However, a major new study from the American Cancer Society finds no [...]

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