Tag Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

Are You At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Unlike type 1 diabetes which comes on rapidly and isn’t currently preventable by making lifestyle changes, type 2 diabetes is an insidious disease that develops slowly over time. That gradual onset gives you time to take action. It is not … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind Type 2 Diabetes Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding every common disease, and type 2 diabetes is no different. Even patients with diabetes and their family members may be misinformed. Here are eight common myths associated with type 2 diabetes. The Myth: … Continue reading

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Joslin Experts Weigh in on the AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially endorsed the recognition of obesity as a disease. While this announcement is a fairly new development, obesity has been a recognized risk factor for a variety of serious health problems, including … Continue reading

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Survey About Medications for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Many new medications for type 2 diabetes have become available in the past several years, but it’s not always clear which medicine is best for which person. Dr. Ruth Hertzman-Miller, part of the Professional Education team at Joslin, is doing a … Continue reading

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Avandia Gets A Mini Reprieve

The FDA advisory panel recently voted to relax restrictions on the thioglitazones drug Avandia®.  Avandia®, previously a big money maker for the pharmaceutical company, Glaxo-Smith Klein, has declined precipitously in usage to just a small percentage of people in recent … Continue reading

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (which used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can be a life-long, chronic disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells don’t respond to the insulin correctly. Because of these … Continue reading

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Above DNA: Epigenetics and Diabetes

Research suggests that risk for type 2 diabetes in some people may have begun very early in life, as a result of differences in how nutrients were reaching the developing baby. Differences in nutrition, either too few or too many … Continue reading

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AACE Releases Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Continuing to refine how diabetes is treated, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists have released a new series of algorithms for the medical management  of type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes  metabolic syndrome, and obesity. The guidelines are written for practitioners, both … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Well, we did it.  The United States has reached a critical mass of children developing type 2 diabetes. One out of three children diagnosed with diabetes today are diagnosed with type 2.  That’s a very scary statistic.   It’s what drove … Continue reading

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New Drug for Type 2 Diabetes Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Johnson & Johnson’s first of a new class of anti-diabetes drugs, called Invokana, to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects about 24 million people and accounts for more than 90 … Continue reading

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