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Type 2 Diabetes

David's Guide to Blood Sugar Control
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David Mendosa shares his tips for getting your numbers under control.

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Type 2 Diabetes Basics

  • Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
    Type 2 diabetes usually begins gradually and progresses slowly. Symptoms include excessive thirst, fatigue and weight loss.
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    Causes of Type 2 Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is caused by a complicated interplay of genes, environment, insulin abnormalities and more.
  • Risk Factors
    Being overweight, being over 45 and having a family history of diabetes are a few of the risk factors of type 2.
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    Screening Tests for Type 2
    When should you get tested for type 2 diabetes?

If You're Already Diagnosed...

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    Type 2 Treatment
    Major treatment goals, and information on medications and diet and exercise changes.
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    Diet Changes
    The two schools of thought on diabetes diet, including heart-healthy and low-carb.
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    Type 2 Medications
    The type of medications you may want to ask your doctor about. Also included: Target test scores for your diabetes health.
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    Long-term Complications
    Patients with diabetes have higher mortality rates than nondiabetics regardless of sex, age, or other factors.

Our Type 2 Writers

  • David Mendosa
    Mr. Mendoza is a medical journalist living with type 2 diabetes.  His articles and columns have appeared in many of the major diabetes magazines and websites.
  • Dr. Bill Quick
    Dr. Quick is an endocrinologist and developed diabetes in 2005. He has been a specialist in diabetes care and endocrinology for over 30 years.
  • Gretchen Becker
    Ms. Becker is a published author and humorist.  Since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she has been devoted to learning as much as possible about this chronic disease and to help educate fellow patients.

Quiz - Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Have you been feeling more hungry, thirsty, or been urinating more frequently