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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

  • Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows. “Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality,” Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, [...]

  • FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. A third [...]

  • Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from one million people in the United Kingdom and found that those who were prescribed at least two courses of four types of antibiotics — penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones [...]

  • Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more that Mexican-American children adopt mainstream U.S. culture, the greater their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at almost 150 Mexican-American children from North Texas. The kids were between the ages of 10 and 14. The researchers assessed how integrated the children were [...]

  • Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recommendations suggest. That’s just one of the guidelines highlighted in an article that experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston published in [...]

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