Type 2 Diabetes

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about type 2 diabetes, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

How to Clear Airport Security Screenings With Diabetes Supplies

These tips will help you cruise through TSA screenings with medications and more.


Can A Diabetes Diagnosis Offer Benefits to Others?

A diabetes diagnosis in one person may help spur behavior changes in a partner. Learn how families and friends can make healthy lifestyle changes together.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Diabetes in History

Learn about the origins of diabetes in history and how treatment has developed over the years and changed our modern understanding of the disease.

By Eileen Bailey

Avoiding 'Step Reduction' and Diabetes Risks

Just two weeks of inactivity increases risks associated with diabetes. Learn how to avoid step reduction and increase your daily activities.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What You Need to Know About Older, Lower-Cost Insulin

Older insulins are a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.

By Mary Shomon

Whole Grains Reduce Diabetes Risk

Any type of whole grain can help lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, say Swedish and Danish researchers, whose study was published in the Journal of Nutrition.

By Diane Domina

How Does High Intensity Insulin Treatment Affect The Heart?

Managing diabetes and heart health may require less intense insulin treatment. Learn about different treatments approaches and how they may affect the heart.

By Gretchen Becker

When You Can’t Afford Insulin: Options and Advice

Insulin therapy for diabetes can become extremely expensive. Learn more about the different options that can help you with the cost of this life-saving drug.

By Mary Shomon

Diabetes in the Workplace: A Supervisor’s Guide

Do you supervise someone who is living with diabetes? Learn about your employee’s rights and your responsibilities under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

By Corinna Cornejo

How Your Hypothyroidism Can Lead You To Develop Diabetes

The underlying side effects of hypothyroidism — including weight gain, elevated blood sugar, and other hormonally-related issues — contribute to your increased risk of insulin resistance, which is a crucial marker for the risk of type 2 diabetes.

By Mary Shomon

How Metabolism Affects Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Risks

Do you have poor metabolism? You may need intensive lifestyle changes to help you avoid gaining excess weight, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.