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Type 2

Whether you have type 2 diabetes, are a caregiver or loved one of a person with type 2, or just want to learn more, we have many resources to give you an overview of type 2 diabetes.

New to type 2 diabetes? Visit our Newly Diagnosed page for a variety of resources to help you navigate the journey. You can also check out "Starting Point: Type 2 Diabetes Basics" for some of the basics: what is diabetes, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, helpful links, and more.

Read Adam Brown's Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me for hundreds of tips on better managing diabetes.

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The American Diabetes Association released its 2022 Standards of Care, which provides an annual update on practice guidelines. Here's what these new updates mean, including your options for first-line glucose-lowering therapies, when you should be screened for diabetes, the expanded use of diabetes care technology, and more. Continue Reading »

Daya Betty, a 25-year-old drag queen from Springfield, Missouri, is showing the world that diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from doing whatever you want – including wearing a corset! Watch her compete on Season 14 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” premiering Jan. 7 on VH1. Continue Reading »

Now that the new year is underway, your resolutions may seem more challenging thank you envisioned. Instead of leaning into the latest fad diet or an expensive gym membership, learn about the importance of small mindset shifts to make your resolutions stick. Continue Reading »

Diabetes can be an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Even if you can’t connect with people in person, there are many ways to find community online. Learn about how to meet others virtually from forums to blogs to social media. Continue Reading »

Lilly’s new basal insulin, Rezvoglar, may provide a cheaper alternative to Lantus. This marks the second approval of a biosimilar long-acting insulin. Continue Reading »

The world of plant-based foods includes many tasty (and healthy) recipes and is rapidly expanding. Can a plant-based or vegan diet help you feel better and manage your diabetes? Continue Reading »

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common diabetes-related complications, but its silence, both within the individual and in conversations about diabetes, leaves millions unaware of how to act. Hear from experts at diaTribe’s latest Musings panel on diabetes and CKD, who hope to make more noise about the causes, treatments, and the importance of getting screened for CKD. Continue Reading »

While you are likely familiar with metformin and insulin as the two well-known medications for treating type 2 diabetes, many other options are available to help you manage your glucose levels. Here is a rundown of some of the other options that may improve your health and diabetes management. Continue Reading »

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