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.
5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes & Vision
Learn more from WebMD about the different eye problems that can arise with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts.
Type 2 Diabetes Causes and Risk Factors
Do you know the causes of type 2 diabetes? Read more and find out if you are at high risk for this common type of diabetes.
Do I Need an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test?
Find out how the oral glucose tolerance test can help diagnose diabetes. And see why anyone who is pregnant needs this test.
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Diabetes
Complementary and alternative medical therapies for diabetes.
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
Type 2 Diabetes: How to Handle the News
You just learned you have type 2 diabetes. What now?
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With TZDs
Can drugs prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes? TZDs show promise, but they have their drawbacks.
Black Men and Diabetes: Preventing It, Managing It
African Americans have a 50% chance of developing diabetes, but most black men pay little heed to the warnings -- and pay the price. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is both preventable and manageable.
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.
Understanding Diabetes Types 1 and 2
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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.
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.
Controlling Diabetes - Learn to Manage Type 2 Diabetes - WebMD
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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.