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.
Types of Diabetes Mellitus
WebMD explains the different types of diabetes -- type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
Here's information you can use to talk with your doctor about how weight loss surgery -- like gastric bypass and gastric banding -- can help people manage type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes in Men
Type 2 diabetes -- once called "adult onset diabetes" -- is on the rise, especially among men. Here’s an overview of the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diabetes.
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Knowing the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes -- and getting early medical intervention -- can help you prevent more serious complications. WebMD tells you what to look for.
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
Is type 2 diabetes reversal possible? Yes, with a combination of diet, exercise, and genes. WebMD explains.
Type 2 Diabetes in Women: Risks, Pregnancy, and More
Learn what women with type 2 diabetes should know about diabetes complications, pregnancy, and more.
Living With Type 2 Diabetes Is Family Affair
How well families cope with these changes can mean the difference between rapidly worsening disease and a relatively healthy life. It's an opportunity for families to strengthen their relationships with each other and to improve every member's overall heal
6 Ways to Control Type 2 Diabetes
Time to get control of your type 2 diabetes. Take these six steps to improve your health.
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.
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.
Understanding Diabetes Types 1 and 2
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Slideshow: Celebrities With Diabetes
This WebMD slideshow focuses on celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Larry King, Salma Hayek, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.
How I Eat Out With Type 2
How to Enjoy the Holidays With Type 2
Type 2 Doesn't Have to Mean No Sweets
What NOT to Say to Someone With Type 2 Diabetes
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.