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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

  • 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 [...]

  • Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe for healthy older people to donate kidneys, researchers say. Live kidney donation by people 55 and older has become more common in the United States in the past two decades, but there have been concerns that giving up a kidney might put older people at increased risk [...]

  • Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers pooled data from 20 previous studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 — considered severe obesity — raises the odds [...]


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