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Some children may benefit from a diabetic diet early in life to help prevent type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has been called adult-onset diabetes due to the fact that many people develop the condition after they reach adulthood. However, recent data show that the condition has become increasingly common among young Americans.

Researchers identify new type of cholesterol that may impact heart health of individuals with type 2 diabetes

Obesity is one of the main contributors to the growing number of Americans who have type 2 diabetes. Similarly, excess weight and diabetes have been associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease.

Long-term type 1 diabetes patients reveal their survival secrets for Joslin study

Although type 1 diabetes management is still not easy, some people who were diagnosed with the disease decades ago believe that controlling the condition has become much more simple over the years due to medical advances and new treatment options.

HbA1c tests may not provide accurate blood glucose readings for individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes who have kidney failure

Many doctors recommend that their patients with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes undergo regular hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) tests to evaluate whether or not they have good long-term control of their blood sugar levels.

Philadelphia man competes in rigorous Ironman competitions despite having type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes has also been called juvenile diabetes since it is typically diagnosed during childhood. However, this was not the case for Philadelphia resident Andy Holder.

Fracture prediction methods may accurately assess risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

Although many people think that bone fractures are more common among frail individuals, there has been an association between overweight patients with type 2 diabetes and an increased risk of experiencing these types of breaks.

Omega-3 fats may help stave off type 2 diabetes

Due to the growing number of Americans who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, some medical experts are recommending that people who are at risk for developing the condition consume a diabetic diet to help prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

Exercise may lower risk of death for men with type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea

Many doctors recommend that their patients who have type 2 diabetes consume a diabetic diet and engage in as much physical activity as possible so that they can control their blood sugar levels.

New treatment may help individuals with partial lipodystrophy control type 2 diabetes

Although it is rare, a few thousand people from around the world have a condition called partial lipodystrophy, which can cause a series of metabolic disorders, including severe type 2 diabetes, high triglyceride levels and excess fat buildup in the liver - clinically known as hepatic steatosis.

Type 2 diabetes may impair heart function as early as adolescence

It is well known that obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease often go hand-in-hand. However, some teens who develop type 2 diabetes early in life may not realize that their diagnosis may begin to impact their heart function even before they reach adulthood.