type 2 diabetes

noun
\ ˈtīp-ˈtü- How to pronounce type 2 diabetes (audio) \

Definition of type 2 diabetes

: a common form of diabetes mellitus that develops especially in adults and most often in obese individuals and that is characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from impaired insulin utilization coupled with the body's inability to compensate with increased insulin production

called also non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Now, in the latest study exploring the effect of extended work hours, researchers say that type 2 diabetes may be one of them. Alice Park, Time, "Working Long Hours Can Raise the Risk of This Disease," 2 July 2018 While drinking sugary ginger beer certainly won't help you here, ginger does have some ties to improving blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Health Benefits of Ginger Water," 11 Jan. 2019 In type 2 diabetes, the form of the disease that’s more common in adults, people usually have insulin resistance, meaning the insulin is less effective, the Mayo Clinic explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Why a ‘Sugar Hangover’ Can Feel as Terrible as the Real Thing," 27 Oct. 2018 Long-term effects of eating junk food: Eating a poor quality diet high in junk food is linked to a higher risk of obesity, depression, digestive issues, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and early death. Christy Brissette, charlotteobserver, "If you can’t resist fast food, here are a few things to know | Charlotte Observer," 6 Mar. 2018 Over the long term, these conditions help our bodies to stave off soaring blood sugar, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Gretchen Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Planning a break from exercise? Think twice," 8 Aug. 2018 Other research links this dietary pattern with lower rates of depression, hearing loss, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "11 delicious avocado recipes that don't involve avocado toast," 1 June 2018 Research has previously indicated that drinking small amounts each day could potentially risk the reduce of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "Alcohol Does Not Have Health Benefits," 24 Aug. 2018 For mothers, breastfeeding leads to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, certain types of breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding," 17 July 2018

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type 2 diabetes

noun
\ -ˈtü- How to pronounce type 2 diabetes (audio) \

Medical Definition of type 2 diabetes

: diabetes mellitus of a common form that develops especially in adults and most often in obese individuals and that is characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from impaired insulin utilization coupled with the body's inability to compensate with increased insulin production

called also adult-onset diabetes, late-onset diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus

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