type 2 diabetes

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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 Recent research suggests that oats intake has a beneficial effect on glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Is Oatmeal Healthy? All the Nutritional Facts and Benefits to Know," 21 Feb. 2020 There’s also growing evidence that the condition affects glucose metabolism and promotes insulin resistance—leading to type 2 diabetes—and encourages weight gain. Neil Steinberg, Quartz, "One billion people worldwide stop breathing while they sleep," 15 Dec. 2019 Public health advocates agree that high sugar consumption contributes to the United States’ rising obesity rates, which open the door to problems including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "A handful of US cities have passed soda taxes, but are they working?," 26 Feb. 2020 Over time, drinking more sweet beverages was associated with a higher chance of both gaining weight and developing type 2 diabetes. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Cutting Down on Sugary Beverages? Here's What to Drink Instead, According to a New Study," 3 Oct. 2019 Because this leads to high blood sugar, having prediabetes does increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, which can then lead to related health issues such as heart disease, according to the NIDDK. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Viola Davis on Being Diagnosed With Prediabetes: ‘I Was Shocked’," 1 May 2019 Insulin is needed to treat all people with both type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 diabetes. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "After years of skyrocketing costs, lawmakers across the US push for caps on life-saving insulin payments," 8 Feb. 2020 More than 100 million Americans are currently living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest government stats. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Type 2 diabetes diet plan: Sensible, carb-conscious meal ideas," 14 Nov. 2019 The state has more fatal overdoses, a higher infant mortality rate and a higher rate of adults with type 2 diabetes than the national average. Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY, "How sex ed debate has kept Ohio from setting standards on teaching health," 18 Dec. 2019

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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 3 Apr. 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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