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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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 In type 2 diabetes, by far the most common form, the body becomes resistant to insulin. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New insulin-making cells can be made in the body, study suggests," 14 June 2018 Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Healthy Table: Daily cup or two of coffee may have health benefits," 13 May 2018 Goodall’s oxygen levels were dangerously low, and he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, blood clots in his lungs and congestive heart failure. Patricia Murphy, Fox News, "Man weighing 575 pounds cuts out junk, sheds half his body weight: 'I wanted to see my kids grow up'," 1 May 2018 In many ways, that’s a healthy habit: research has found that coffee may boost longevity and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and more. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "How to Kick Your Caffeine Dependence for Good," 25 Apr. 2018 Inflammation, in turn, is associated with a number of chronic diseases - including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. Carrie Dennett, chicagotribune.com, "Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health? Some science suggests it can.," 11 July 2018 None of the 14 subjects recruited had type 2 diabetes. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Deep brain stimulation may offer treatment for type 2 diabetes, study suggests," 26 May 2018 The researchers saw similarly successful results in mice genetically engineered to develop type 2 diabetes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Scientists use caffeine to control genes—and treat diabetic mice with coffee," 20 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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