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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

  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia — even late in life, according to new research. The World Alzheimer Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International, revealed that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia [...]

  • Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon — the fine particle air pollution from traffic — may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests. Although the research doesn’t establish a cause-and-effect relationship between black carbon exposure [...]

  • Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests. The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medications called “glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists” (GLP-1), which mimic [...]

  • Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise healthy. Results of the new study suggest that people with diabetes and pre-diabetes [...]

  • Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and other ills in canines. The study, known as the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, hopes to ultimately enroll [...]


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