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Type 2

Whether you have type 2 diabetes, are a caregiver or loved one of a person with type 2 diabetes, or just want to learn more, the following page provides an overview of type 2 diabetes.

New to type 2 diabetes? Check out “Starting Point: Type 2 Diabetes Basics” below, which answers some of the basic questions about type 2 diabetes: what is type 2 diabetes, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, and many more!

Want to learn a bit more? See our “Helpful Links” page below, which provides links to diaTribe articles focused on type 2 diabetes. These pages provide helpful tips for living with type 2 diabetes, drug and device overviews, information about diabetes complications, nutrition and food resources, and some extra pages we hope you’ll find useful!

Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, diaTribe senior editor Adam Brown's book, has hundreds of tips for better managing diabetes. Get it as a free PDF here or for $6 on Amazon.com.

New to type 2 diabetes? Check out “Starting Point: Type 2 Diabetes Basics” below, which answers some of the basic questions about type 2 diabetes: what is type 2 diabetes, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, and many more!

Want to learn a bit more? See our “Helpful Links” page below, which provides links to diaTribe articles focused on type 2 diabetes. These pages provide helpful tips for living with type 2 diabetes, drug and device overviews, information about diabetes complications, nutrition and food resources, and some extra pages we hope you’ll find useful!

Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, diaTribe senior editor Adam Brown's book, has hundreds of tips for better managing diabetes. Get it as a free PDF here or for $6 on Amazon.com.

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To kick-off our 6th annual diaTribe Musings series, we will be hosting a virtual panel focused on the latest innovations in glucagon therapy. Join us on May 13 to learn about how next-generation glucagon can empower people living with diabetes by preparing them for emergency situations and giving them greater peace of mind.  Continue Reading »

Omada Health is launching a physician-guided care program for people with diabetes and high blood pressure. Through the app, members will have access to physicians, health coaches, and diabetes care and education specialists, and will be able to see their health data and make medication changes. Continue Reading »

The therapies, devices, and care that people with diabetes need can be expensive without adequate insurance coverage. For those with employer-sponsored health insurance, there are steps you can take to improve your insurance options and advocate for yourself. Continue Reading »

Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care-partners about hypoglycemia. Continue Reading »

If you just got a continuous glucose monitoring system, you may be wondering how to use it most effectively and how to understand your glucose data. Read our tips, tricks, and things to consider. Continue Reading »

Two studies recently published on the Control-IQ and MiniMed 780G systems show that closed-loop automated insulin delivery significantly improves Time in Range. Continue Reading »

Now that all adults in the US are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage everyone, especially people with diabetes or obesity, to get the vaccine as soon as they can. Plus, what does the data show about vaccination so far in the diabetes community? Continue Reading »

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