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Diabetes Center—Type 2

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  General Overview

Type 2 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells, causing your body tissue to become starved for energy.

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  Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Complications of type 2 diabetes

Do you know that how well you manage your disease on a day-to-day basis can have a dramatic impact on your degree of risk for the complications of diabetes?

Living with type 2 diabetes

Read about one man's experience with diabetes and how he is able to mange the condition with minimal medication, a balanced diet, and moderate exercise.

  Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
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Diabetes in the elderly: the power of the mitochondria

Diabetes investigators believe that stored fat in the body may lead to a condition known as insulin resistance, which is the first step towards the development of type 2 diabetes.

  Preventing Type 2 Diabetes (Continued)
What does it really mean to have prediabetes?

Chronic diseases are rarely reversible, but most are preceded by a set of symptoms or conditions that serve as a warning, which, if heeded, can effectively alter the course of your health. Type 2 diabetes is one such disease, and in most cases, it can be prevented.

  Special Topics

The diabetes of older adults

One-third of adults with diabetes don't know they have diabetes. What are the signs and symptoms of the condition? And what happens when it goes untreated?

Type 2 diabetes: a disease striking children

Once considered an adult disease, type 2 diabetes is now occurring in overweight children. This article explores the roots of this problem and strategies for dealing with it.

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