Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

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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.
New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

Study reveals genetic architecture of COVID-19 risk factors and disease complications

Study reveals genetic architecture of COVID-19 risk factors and disease complications

Research shows Type 2 diabetes associates with genetic risk factors and diet quality

Research shows Type 2 diabetes associates with genetic risk factors and diet quality

Minor genetic differences impact the ability to utilize the energy of various nutrients

Minor genetic differences impact the ability to utilize the energy of various nutrients

Scientists decipher a direct dialog between the gut microbiota and the brain

Scientists decipher a direct dialog between the gut microbiota and the brain

Researchers create RNA molecules to address human pancreatic beta cells

Researchers create RNA molecules to address human pancreatic beta cells

Breakthrough discovery provides a desirable drug target to tackle metabolic diseases

Breakthrough discovery provides a desirable drug target to tackle metabolic diseases

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

HIF-1alpha inhibitor preserves the activity of insulin-producing beta cells in diabetic mice

HIF-1alpha inhibitor preserves the activity of insulin-producing beta cells in diabetic mice

Researchers create an atlas of cell types present in the white adipose tissue of humans, mice

Researchers create an atlas of cell types present in the white adipose tissue of humans, mice

Researchers use lipid profiling to determine risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Researchers use lipid profiling to determine risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

US research reveals the role of Heparan Sulfate in obesity

US research reveals the role of Heparan Sulfate in obesity

Lifelong exercise may help counteract the deterioration of fat tissue function with age

Lifelong exercise may help counteract the deterioration of fat tissue function with age

Lucky genes linked to lower risk of diseases in people with obesity

Lucky genes linked to lower risk of diseases in people with obesity

Largest nationwide study analyzes the link between food environment and dietary health

Largest nationwide study analyzes the link between food environment and dietary health

Immune cells in arteries can sniff out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Immune cells in arteries can sniff out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Each person has their own unique “fingerprint” of protein activity, says study

Each person has their own unique “fingerprint” of protein activity, says study

Commonly used drugs have powerful effects on the gut microbiome, research shows

Commonly used drugs have powerful effects on the gut microbiome, research shows

Long-term exposure to particulate matter associated with hypertension

Long-term exposure to particulate matter associated with hypertension

Daytime eating maintains circadian alignment, prevents glucose intolerance despite mistimed sleep

Daytime eating maintains circadian alignment, prevents glucose intolerance despite mistimed sleep