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.
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
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.
Types of Diabetes Mellitus
WebMD explains the different types of diabetes -- type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a long-term medical condition in which your body doesn’t use insulin properly, resulting in unusual blood sugar levels. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes
Not everyone with type 2 diabetes needs insulin. Learn when your doctor might recommend insulin, and how to take it to avoid diabetes complications.
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.
6 Ways to Control Type 2 Diabetes
Time to get control of your type 2 diabetes. Take these six steps to improve your health.
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.
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.
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.