Type 2 Diabetes Directory
Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common metabolic disorder in which the body does not use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that enables glucose to enter cells and provide the body with its main source of energy. Eventually, the body can't make use of glucose, leading to symptoms including frequent infections, increased urination, blurry vision and, if unmanaged with diet and exercise, kidney failure, heart disease, and blindness. Type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes, is associated with older age, obesity, previous history of gestational diabetes, and physical inactivity. Treatment may include insulin injections and other medications to control blood glucose levels. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weight loss, diet, and exercise. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of type 2 diabetes, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Medical History for Type 2 Diabetes
SymptomsIf your health professional suspects that you have type 2 diabetes, he or she will ask about possible symptoms.Have you had symptoms of diabetes, such as increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue, or blurred vision?How long have you had symptoms?Has your appetite increased lately?Have you recently lost or gained weight?Family and medical historyThe health professional will also ask ..
Type 2 Diabetes-Other Places To Get Help
A list of resources for information on Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes-Symptoms
At first, your blood sugar level may rise so slowly that you may not know that anything is wrong. One - third of all people who have diabetes do not know that they have the disease.1If you do have symptoms of type 2 diabetes, they may include:Feeling thirsty. Having to urinate more than usual.Feeling more hungry than usual.Losing weight without trying to.Feeling very tired.Feeling cranky.Other ...
Type 2 Diabetes in Children-Home Treatment
Your child needs to eat healthy meals with appropriate portions to support growth and prevent weight gain. The meal plan for your child will also spread carbohydrate throughout the day to prevent high blood sugar after meals.
Herbs for Diabetes
Many people with diabetes are turning to supplements and minerals to avoid the side effects of drugs. But at what risk?
Diet Tips for Women With Type 2 Diabetes
Experts share tips and insights for women about how to lose weight when you have type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes in Women: Risks, Pregnancy, and More
Learn what women with type 2 diabetes should know about diabetes complications, pregnancy, and more.
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
Is type 2 diabetes reversal possible? Yes, with a combination of diet, exercise, and genes. WebMD explains.
Why Is Type 2 Diabetes Dangerous?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains why the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide is so dangerous.
Understanding Diabetes Types 1 and 2
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Type 2 Personal Story
In part two of a two part series, we check in with Jeff Howard, our struggling Type 2 diabetic riddled with complications. What we find is it’s never too late to change.
Lessons Learned From Ignoring Diabetes
We profile Jeff, who was diagnosed with Type 2 insulin at 40, but didn’t manage it well. At 60 he faces a host of complications.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Slideshow: Celebrities With Diabetes
This WebMD slideshow presents pictures of celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Larry King, Salma Hayek, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.
Quiz: Myths & Facts About Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have all the facts about the symptoms, treatments, and possible complications of type 2 diabetes? Take this quiz and find out.
Diabetes Quiz: Test Your Type 2 IQ
Limit carbs? Where should you test your blood glucose? How much exercise should you get? The more you know, the better you can live with diabetes. Check your knowledge with this quiz.
Fat Facts Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Caffeine
Think you know the facts about caffeine? Take this WebMD quiz to find out.