All Type 2 Diabetes Articles

Scientists uncover key mechanism causing type 2 diabetes-related inflammation
Individuals with type 2 diabetes are at a much higher risk of developing heart and kidney disease. A new study has helped shed some light on why this is.
Medication along with insulin may result in better blood sugar control
Exenatide helps individuals with type 2 diabetes achieve improved control over their blood sugar levels to a greater degree than insulin injections alone, according to a new study from University of North Carolina researchers.
Diabetic cancer patients at greater risk of rare food poisoning
Individuals who are suffering from cancer and type 2 diabetes have a hard enough road as it is. However, a new study has found that these individuals are at a dangerously elevated risk of developing listeria.
Groups raise diabetes awareness through social media sites
Despite the fact that millions of Americans suffer from either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, there is relatively little known about the disease. In order to raise awareness of the conditions and lifestyle factors that may impact them, groups are taking to popular media outlets to help spread their messages.
Second-hand smoke increases diabetes risk
Cigarette smoke is known to be one of the leading contributors to the development of type 2 diabetes. However, the effect on the friends and family of smokers until recently went untested.
Ballooning diabetes rates spark investment in research
The dramatic increase in cases of type 2 diabetes has had major public health consequences, and rates are projected to continue to increase. However, the diabetes epidemic has in recent months sparked greater investment in research aimed at finding a cure.
Group calls for greater physician involvement in fight against childhood obesity
The prevalence of childhood obesity is growing at a rapid rate. This is leading to a sharp increase in type 2 diabetes cases among adolescents, as well as in the general public. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that half of all U.S. adults will have diabetes by the year 2020.
Parents have little influence over their children's diets
Parents who are looking to cut their child's risk of type 2 diabetes by setting a good dietary example may need to rethink their approach. A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers has shown that the eating habits of children rarely mirror their parents.
Genes that dictate fat storage may increase the risk of diabetes
One reason for the high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes may be the fact that the human genome has yet to catch up with modern lifestyles, according to a new study from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Socio-economic factors may play a role in determining who develops diabetes
The income gap between England's richest and poorest citizens is leading to dramatic health disparities, according to a new national survey. These inequalities are showing most strongly in the number of poor who have type 2 diabetes.
Researchers discover key protein in insulin production
A team of UK researchers has discovered a protein that is vital in maintaining blood sugar levels. The finding could lead to the development of drugs that offer individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes better control over their blood sugar levels.
Lifestyle intervention may benefit the heart health of diabetics
Heart disease is one of the most common killers of individuals with type 2 diabetes. However, a new study from University of Texas researchers has shown that an intensive one-year intervention program can reduce blood levels of a protein that is considered a marker of poor heart health.
Misconceptions about diabetes abound
More than 23 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. What's even more startling is that almost 6 million of these individuals don't know that they have the condition.
Genetic variation leads to increased risk of obesity
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford have confirmed that a gene previously identified as a potential cause of increased obesity and type 2 diabetes risk does in fact play a role in these two conditions.
Losing Weight with Type 2 Diabetes
Diet and Exercise Tips
Losing weight when you have type 2 diabetes may seem impossible at first, but once you learn how to incorporate a few healthy habits into your life, it’s not so hard. Discover simple ways to lose weight when you have type 2 diabetes.

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