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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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For years, people with diabetes have sought out an accurate way to measure glucose without the need for fingersticks or fluid samples. Here’s a look at the latest in research and development of non-invasive glucose monitoring devices. Continue Reading »

Looking for the right gift for a loved one with diabetes? Here’s a helpful list to get your holiday shopping started – from helpful gadgets to food plan subscriptions and more. Continue Reading »

Hear from Tom Lang, a health coach with 20+ years of experience working with people with diabetes and prediabetes, on how a simple morning walk can dramatically improve your heart health and diabetes management.  Continue Reading »

A diabetes diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. Taking care of your mental health (as well as your physical health) is key to living a healthy life with diabetes. Shawn Laib discusses his journey coming to terms with his diagnosis and what he has learned from others. Continue Reading »

While diabetes and prediabetes treatments have traditionally focused on managing your glucose, recent research highlights the importance of weight loss in type 2 diabetes prevention, management, and remission. Continue Reading »

For National Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Month, the “Check Your Risk Campaign” is encouraging people to take an eight-question test to identify their risk for diabetes. A number of hip hop celebrities have joined on to help spread the word about the importance of diabetes prevention. Continue Reading »

Rice is a main food staple in many cultures, but it can cause glucose spikes for people with diabetes. From rice alternatives to smaller portions, here are some ways to navigate this challenge. Continue Reading »

Traveling provides very specific challenges for people with diabetes. Alan Uphold shares his experiences traveling, what tools and tricks he uses, and his checklist when planning a vacation. Continue Reading »

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