Type 2 Diabetes

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

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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

By Mary Shomon

Will You Need Medication For Weight Loss If You Have Diabetes?

Doctors often prescribe medication for people with type 2 diabetes to aid with weight loss. Here’s why some people may need it and how it works.

By Lisa Fields

How to Start Losing Weight With Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, losing even small amounts of weight can relieve symptoms. These tips can help you get started.

By Lisa Fields

Gastric Bypass: A Silver Bullet for Diabetes Remission?

About three-fourths of people with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery experienced remission of their diabetes within a year.

By Diane Domina

How Is This My Fault?

When you live with what is referred to as a 'lifestyle disease' like type 2 diabetes, people often wonder if your condition is somehow your fault.

By Corinna Cornejo

Could Your Type 2 Diabetes Be Misdiagnosed?

If you've been diagnosed of type 2 diabetes, read this. Many people are being diagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes.

By Mary Shomon

Blood Sugar Testing For Type 2 Diabetes

What are the benefits of blood sugar testing for people with type 2 diabetes? Take a look at the pros and cons.

By Mary Shomon

Is Fasting Before Blood Tests Dangerous?

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

By Mary Shomon

Have Type 2 Diabetes? Here's Why You Should Get Moving

Health care providers should prescribe physical activity for people with type 2 diabetes, says the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

By Diane Domina

How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

By Mary Shomon