What Is 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.
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15 Ways High Blood Sugar Affects Your Body

High blood sugar symptoms can be subtle at first; left untreated, they can have a serious impact on your health.
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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.
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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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How to Make Black Bean–Quinoa Skillet Casserole

Also known as pulses, beans and lentils are small but mighty, and great for a diabetic diet.
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How to Make Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Crunchy, Parm-crusted cauliflower steaks make for a supremely satisfying vegetarian entrée. Roasted tomatoes add zing and are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. And if you're diabetic, the high fiber content helps slow sugar absorption.
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How to Make Harissa Shakshuka With Spinach & Chickpeas

Bring big flavor to the table, and your diabetic-friendly diet, with this Israeli-inspired dish. Cooking the eggs sunny-side up in a rich tomato sauce imbues them with umami, and a light crumble of feta adds a salty pop to every bite.
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How to Make Broccoli and Miso Quinoa Salad

Who knew a vegan salad could be so protein-rich? You can credit the quinoa, tempeh, and, yes, even the broccoli for that. Plus, tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, so it boosts gut health. Plus, the high fiber content makes this dish great for anyone trying to manage their diabetes.
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Real-Talk Answers to Your Adult Diabetes Questions

Diabetes can affect anyone, but it is often preventable with a few lifestyle changes. Learn about the different types of diabetes, plus get tips for managing the disease.
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6 Tips for Eating Healthy with Diabetes

Living with diabetes can be tough, but that doesn't mean your food choices have to be.
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4 Easy Chicken Recipes for People With Diabetes

Try one of these chicken recipes from the American Diabetes Association for dinner tonight.
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4 Easy Breakfast Recipes for People With Diabetes

Diabetic-friendly breakfast recipes don't need to be dull. Here are four healthy ideas from the American Diabetes Association.
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