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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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One of the most powerful ways to change a person’s mind is to have a one-on-one conversation. By focusing on the power of storytelling, diaTribe encourages people to share their experiences as an effective tool to fight against stigma, stereotypes, and the harmful trap of the single story of diabetes. Continue Reading »

Want to learn more about the heart protective effects of statins? Medicines in this class are recommended for many people including those with diabetes and with heart disease or heart disease risk factors. Learn more about the use of these medicines, including effects on lowering cholesterol levels, side effects, and the role of these medicines in supporting heart health and the treatment of heart disease. Continue Reading »

COVID-19 cases are back on the rise. The best way to keep you, your loved ones, and those around you safe and healthy is to get vaccinated. Get our updates on the importance of vaccinations, especially for people with diabetes, COVID variants, vaccine boosters, and how to talk to others about vaccines. Continue Reading »

The FDA recently approved BYDUREON BCise (an extended-release version of the GLP-1 drug, exenatide) for teens with type 2 diabetes. Recently published data shows disturbingly high rates and serious diabetes complications in people who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age suggesting the need for aggressive early treatment and more treatment options.  Continue Reading »

Ascensia Diabetes Care just launched a new Patient Assistance Program, which is now available in the US. The program aims to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for those who are starting or already using Senseonics’ Eversense 90-day implantable continuous glucose monitoring system. Continue Reading »

It may not be possible to anticipate every emergency, but for those with diabetes, it’s especially important to prepare for the unexpected. Hear how people with diabetes survived natural disasters, what they learned about planning ahead, and the advice they have for others. Continue Reading »

Four people from the diabetes community share insights on how and why they use Time in Range in their diabetes management, why it’s so different from relying only on A1C tests, and tips for success. Continue Reading »

Scott Johnson, a community leader on diabetes, speaks with diaTribe's Cherise Shockley about his decision to write about his diabetes and mental health. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of sharing his journey on online platforms and the importance of sharing your own story. You can watch the interview here Continue Reading »

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