Diabetes Center—Type 2
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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.


  Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
  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

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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