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.
An Overview of Diabetes
Learn the basics about all types of diabetes from the experts at WebMD.
Seeking Support for Type 2 Diabetes
As with any chronic illness, dealing with diabetes can be stressful. But you can learn to cope with the help of your health care team, family, friends, therapy, and support groups and organizations.
Type 2 Diabetes in Children
WebMD gives you the basics on type 2 diabetes in children, including prevention strategies and special concerns with teens.
So You Have Type 2 Diabetes. Now What?
Start with these seven things to help you learn to manage your type 2 diabetes when you've found out you have it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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.
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.
Test Your Type 2 Diabetes 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 diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
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