type 2 diabetes

noun
\ˈtīp-ˈtü- \

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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In short, people with type 2 diabetes may not make sufficient insulin to handle a ton of sugar, Dr. Lee explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Why a ‘Sugar Hangover’ Can Feel as Terrible as the Real Thing," 27 Oct. 2018 Rich, indulgent fare continued to be a mainstay of Kinnaird’s diet as an adult—until she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1999. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "The Simple Diet Change That Helped One Woman Get Her Diabetes Under Control," 15 Oct. 2018 The warning pertains to a class of medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors, first approved in 2013 to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Fox News, "FDA warns of serious genital infection linked to certain diabetes drugs," 30 Aug. 2018 The patient in South Korea had a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and renal disease. Bartie Scott, Teen Vogue, "Raw Seafood Reportedly Led to Amputation for One Man," 30 Aug. 2018 So what does air pollution have to do with type 2 diabetes? Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Air pollution increases risk for type 2 diabetes, study finds," 12 July 2018 But why is a higher BMI associated with type 2 diabetes? Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The Science on Weight and Health," 26 June 2018 For a buzz-worthy proof of concept, the team engineered a system to treat type 2 diabetes in mice with sips of coffee, specifically Nespresso Volluto coffee. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Scientists use caffeine to control genes—and treat diabetic mice with coffee," 20 June 2018 But a lack of sufficient sleep is also linked with a slew of chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "6 Ways Your Mattress Could Be Negatively Affecting Your Health," 15 June 2018

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type 2 diabetes

noun
\-ˈtü- \

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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