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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Recent Examples on the Web According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than whites to have heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity. NBC News, 13 Oct. 2021 Overtime, this can lead to prediabetes and then type 2 diabetes. Sarah Bradley, Health.com, 11 Oct. 2021 And a 2016 study of Danish adults found that commuter and recreational cycling was consistently associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 4 Oct. 2021 For example, Metformin, which is approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, reduces appetite -- so it's often used to help patients who are trying to lose weight. Dr. Jay Bhatt And Dr. John Brownstein, ABC News, 21 Aug. 2021 In fact, back in 2017, the FDA approved another form of semaglutide, a 1 mg injection called Ozempic, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The drug is called Wegovy, and it has already been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Mike Wehner, BGR, 7 June 2021 This, in turn, decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2021 Your triglycerides are another factor: High levels mean a higher risk of type 2 diabetes as well. Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, 25 Jan. 2021

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2021

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“Type 2 diabetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%202%20diabetes. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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