type 2 diabetes

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\ 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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Obesity has been linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, among other conditions. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "A new nutrition group aims to erase the link between value and massive portions," 25 Aug. 2019 These foods are low in nutritional quality and have been linked with a higher rate of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, and GI diseases — basically, a vast spectrum of health concerns. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Ask an RD: What is processed food and just how bad is it?," 5 Aug. 2019 One Livongo member, Shawn DeCosta, a 52-year-old executive assistant at Texas' Harris Health System, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2002 and hypertension a few years later. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Digital Health Firm Livongo’s Secret Sauce? Employees Who Are Actually Patients," 1 Aug. 2019 Their anti-inflammatory compounds, which protect cells from DNA damage, also fend off aging and may help manage inflammatory conditions, including type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "7 Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts," 9 July 2019 The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District presents a free diabetes self-management workshop for individuals with type 2 diabetes who are newly diagnosed or simply need a refresher on managing their diabetes. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 26 Aug. 2019 According to the National Institutes of Health, black adults are almost twice as likely as white adults to develop type 2 diabetes, and the disparity has been increasing over the past three decades. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "5,000 Prince Hall Shriners descend on Baltimore this week, bearing message of diabetes prevention," 17 Aug. 2019 And a 2017 study from UC San Diego found evidence in mice that exosome dysfunction plays a role in type 2 diabetes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Biotech Notebook: Treasure from cellular trash; science gets artsy at Symphony at Salk," 26 July 2019 Unlike many other health conditions, the incredible thing about type 2 diabetes is that it can be controlled and reversed with lifestyle changes. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About a Diabetic Diet," 23 Aug. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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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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