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Type 2 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells, causing your body tissue to become starved for energy.


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Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Complications of type 2 diabetes

Do you know that how well you manage your disease on a day-to-day basis can have a dramatic impact on your degree of risk for the complications of diabetes?

Living with type 2 diabetes

Read about one man's experience with diabetes and how he is able to mange the condition with minimal medication, a balanced diet, and moderate exercise.

Learn your diabetic ABCs

If you have diabetes, what three critical factors from The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) should you know? Find out.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
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What does it really mean to have prediabetes?

Chronic diseases are rarely reversible, but most are preceded by a set of symptoms or conditions that serve as a warning, which, if heeded, can effectively alter the course of your health. Type 2 diabetes is one such disease, and in most cases, it can be prevented.


Type 2 diabetes in children

Children living with type 2 diabetes need daily strategies to maintaining normal blood sugar levels.

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