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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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans.

13 Celebs Who Have 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.

5 Ways to Prevent Prediabetes from Becoming Diabetes

Prediabetes, or elevated blood sugar, puts you at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are overweight, but you can take steps to prevent it.

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Type 2 Diabetes Prompted This Woman to Give Up the Unhealthy Eating Traditions She'd Grown Up With

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11 Low-Carb Snacks for Diabetes

What you can and should snack on if you have diabetes. Plus, we have tips to help you choose a healthy snack every time.