Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset or noninsulindependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which fat, muscle, and liver cells do not use insulin properly. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals. People who are overweight and inactive are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Treatment includes taking diabetes medicines, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin daily—for some.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common metabolic condition that develops when the body fails to produce enough insulin or when insulin fails to work properly, which is referred to as insulin resistance. Insulin is the hormone that stimulates cells to uptake glucose from the blood to use for energy.

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Mortality prediction model for dementia patients may help guide decisions on end-of-life care

Mortality prediction model for dementia patients may help guide decisions on end-of-life care

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COVID-19 Associated With Increase In New Diagnoses Of Type 1 Diabetes In Youth, By As Much As 72%

Quinoa-based diet stabilizes blood sugar in older adults

Quinoa-based diet stabilizes blood sugar in older adults

Metabolic differences between early birds and night owls could help predict diabetes, heart disease risk

Metabolic differences between early birds and night owls could help predict diabetes, heart disease risk

Large clinical trial compares four drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes

Large clinical trial compares four drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes

Early risers may have lower risk of diabetes and heart disease than late risers

Early risers may have lower risk of diabetes and heart disease than late risers

New device for diagnosing bone fragility approved for marketing in the Europe

New device for diagnosing bone fragility approved for marketing in the Europe

High-fat diets drive the production of inflammatory immune cells in the bone marrow of mice

High-fat diets drive the production of inflammatory immune cells in the bone marrow of mice

Link between type 2 diabetes and UTIs explained

Link between type 2 diabetes and UTIs explained

Moderate consumption of tea linked to lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Moderate consumption of tea linked to lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Study establishes a direct link between disruption of circadian clocks and lipid changes in diabetics

Study establishes a direct link between disruption of circadian clocks and lipid changes in diabetics

Obese children who recently lost weight more likely to show hunger-related brain activity after a meal

Obese children who recently lost weight more likely to show hunger-related brain activity after a meal

Seven healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower risk of dementia in people with diabetes

Seven healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower risk of dementia in people with diabetes

Study explores the impact of genetic risk variants on overall disease burden and healthy life years

Study explores the impact of genetic risk variants on overall disease burden and healthy life years

UC San Diego selected to lead components of the NIH Common Fund's Bridge2AI program

UC San Diego selected to lead components of the NIH Common Fund's Bridge2AI program

In vitro skeletal muscle models could lead to personalized medicine for type 2 diabetes

In vitro skeletal muscle models could lead to personalized medicine for type 2 diabetes

A widening gap found in diabetes-related mortality between urban and rural areas in the USA

A widening gap found in diabetes-related mortality between urban and rural areas in the USA

Semaglutide appears to be an effective medication for treating obesity, study says

Semaglutide appears to be an effective medication for treating obesity, study says

Parental BMI and early childhood weight gain predicts increased girth at 5 years

Parental BMI and early childhood weight gain predicts increased girth at 5 years

Studies to explore whether achieving beneficial ketone levels can improve metabolic health of military service members

Studies to explore whether achieving beneficial ketone levels can improve metabolic health of military service members