type 2 diabetes

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web First approved for use in type 2 diabetes patients in 2005 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the medications were quickly noted to promote weight loss. Bydr. Natalie S. Rosen, ABC News, 19 Jan. 2023 Obesity increases type 2 diabetes risk, and often the two go hand in hand. Bijal P Trivedi, Discover Magazine, 24 Oct. 2012 Walking can have multiple benefits, Wen added, including for reducing blood pressure or risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 28 Dec. 2022 And the low-carb fruit contains lycopene, an antioxidant that can help fight inflammation and lower your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 7 Dec. 2022 That’s one reason why regularly getting and staying angry could potentially play a role in conditions like cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Colleen De Bellefonds, SELF, 1 Dec. 2022 These properties benefit those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Oct. 2022 The strongest ratings on a meat-heavy diet were two stars, for colon and rectum cancer, breast cancer, ischemic heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 11 Oct. 2022 Drinking at least four cups of black, green or oolong tea may reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers in China have found. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Type 2 diabetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%202%20diabetes. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

type 2 diabetes

noun
: 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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