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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

New Predictors of Type 2 Diabetes in Native Americans

According to a published study seven metabolites can predict the risk of type 2 diabetes in Native American patients… Using these metabolites improved risk prediction beyond established methods of predicting diabetes risk, including BMI, fasting glucose, and insulin resistance. Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD, of the Tulane University School of Public …

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower for Blood Type O

The result might seem surprising, since type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent and O is the most common blood type…. However, Dr. Guy Fagherazzi added that, “Our work has been based on previous findings regarding stroke, where people with the O blood group had a lower risk of developing the …

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Low Testosterone Causal Lead to Type 2 Diabetes Unclear

More studies needed to determine effect on adverse clinical outcomes…. Kitty Kit Ting Cheung and colleagues from the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong examined the implications of testosterone levels on cardiovascular CV risk factors, metabolic syndrome, and adverse clinical outcomes. The researchers …

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Daily Yogurt Decreased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Cohorts included nearly 200,000 American medical professionals…. Mu Chen, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a press release, “Our study benefited from having such a large sample size, high rates of follow-up and repeated assessment of dietary and lifestyle factors.” Chen and colleagues evaluated …

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Is Type 2 Diabetes an Inflammatory Disease?

Macrophages, a type of immune cell, were found invading pancreatic tissue during the early stages of the disease… Type 2 diabetes is characterized by the loss of beta cells, reduced insulin production and low-grade systemic inflammation. A new study compared healthy mice to obese mice that developed diabetes. The mice were followed …

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