type 2 diabetes

noun
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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 Breastfeeding has long been associated with reduced rates of disease such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes, said Rebecca H. McCormick, president of La Leche League USA, a nonprofit that advocates breastfeeding. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Moms infected with COVID-19 don't need to separate from their newborn after birth, study suggests," 12 Oct. 2020 More monitoring will be necessary to determine if their type 2 diabetes diagnosis is short-lived, as well. Megan Molteni, Wired, "A Global Data Effort Probes Whether Covid Causes Diabetes," 7 Oct. 2020 The other seven patients had conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Found in Adults, Not Just Kids, According to the CDC," 6 Oct. 2020 Prior to the pandemic, Cormier’s lab was focused on showing that the rates of type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity are much higher in Louisiana and other states where particulate air pollution levels exceed federal regulations. NOLA.com, "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area Business Briefs for Sept. 27, 2020," 27 Sep. 2020 Mostly, type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as diabetes mellitus in the medical community, as the kidneys are under more stress to absorb excess glucose, Dr. Weiss explains. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Why Am I Always Thirsty? 9 Explanations for Excessive Thirst, According to Experts," 27 Sep. 2020 The reduced absorption creates a buildup of glucose in the blood over time, potentially setting the stage for the onset of type 2 diabetes. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity, study finds," 7 Sep. 2020 For this reason, blueberries are tied to fending off DNA damage and aging, and lowering the risk of several chronic diseases, including obesity, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "5 Health Benefits of Blueberries, According to a Nutritionist," 17 Aug. 2020 Obesity can increase the chances of developing health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Abdel Jimenez, chicagotribune.com, "Adult obesity rates are up, reaching nearly 32% in Illinois, and the COVID-19 pandemic could push the rate higher, new report finds," 18 Sep. 2020

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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 27 Oct. 2020.

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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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