Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes can’t properly use or store glucose, either because their cells resist it or, in some cases, they don’t make enough. Over time, glucose builds up in the bloodstream, which can lead to serious health complications unless people take steps to manage their blood sugar.

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18 Celebrities With Type 2 Diabetes

In this video, we show you 13 celebrities who’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Some may surprise you.

Could You Have Type 2? 10 Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes affects almost 24 million children and adults in the U.S., but only 18 million people actually know they have it.

Study Identifies Five Types of Diabetes, Not Just Two

A new classification system could help doctors identify the diabetes patients most at risk for complications.

12 Myths About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

When you hear the word "insulin," do you picture giant needles? Many people find insulin to be less painful or scary than they expected. Find out what's fact or fiction when it comes to using insulin to treat type 2 diabetes.

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