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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 News

  • More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests. “We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol,” said study first author Maayan Yitshak Sade, of Ben-Gurion University and Soroka University Medical Center [...]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes. That’s the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations. It appears in the June issue of the [...][...]

  • No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in ‘Walkable’ Neighborhoods

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you live in a neighborhood where it’s easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes. The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, Canada neighborhoods [...][...]

  • As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds. The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief “that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabetes,” said Dr. Lisa Chow, from the University of Minnesota, and [...][...]

  • Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers who had gestational diabetes may be more likely to carry excess fat in early life, new research suggests. At 2 months of age, the babies of mothers with gestational diabetes had 16 percent more body fat than babies of mothers without the disorder. This finding [...][...]