Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with a high enough BMI.
Type 2 Diabetes News
This news section focuses on type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes. When type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the pancreas is usually producing enough insulin, but the body cannot use the insulin effectively (called insulin resistance). After several years, insulin production decreases and the result is the same as for type 1 diabetes.
A recent study finds that non-obese older Filipino-Americans have much higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
Rates of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and teens, with the fastest rise seen among racial and ethnic minority groups.
Researchers have discovered a possible new route to regenerating the insulin-producing function lost in diabetes – a finding that could lead to a cure for diabetes.
Details published by the Endocrine Society outline a medical treatment that successfully induced remission of type 2 diabetes in clinical trial participants.