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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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Hope Warshaw interviewed Dr. Martin Abrahamson and Dr. Sanjiv Chopra about their new self-published book, Conquer Your Diabetes: Prevention – Control – Remission. Her interview explores the key premises and practical steps these authors recommend to live a healthy and fulfilling life with diabetes. Continue Reading »

diaTribe spoke with Dr. Nick Cuttriss, founding director of the ECHO Diabetes Action Network (EDAN), to learn how Project ECHO Diabetes and EDAN use telementoring to address health system failures for people with diabetes in vulnerable communities. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord stimulators are now being researched for the treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a complication of diabetes characterized by chronic, painful nerve damage in the extremities. One system – Nevro HFX – has shown positive results in reducing pain from DPN. Continue Reading »

Ramadan is an important religious holiday for Muslims. Because of its connection to fasting, it can pose some challenges to people with diabetes. diaTribe Social Media Manager Eritrea Mussa shares her personal experiences with Ramadan as a person living with diabetes and the experiences of others navigating this season. Continue Reading »

Eating healthy with diabetes

March is National Nutrition Month, celebrated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In part one of this two part series, experts Alison Evert and Gretchen Benson discuss weight management, carbohydrates, and the importance of a heart-healthy eating plan. Continue Reading »

person with diabetes climbs mount everest

Taylor Adams, a mountaineer and pediatric ICU nurse with type 1 diabetes, became the first person to summit the highest mountain on all seven continents while using an insulin pump. He completed his final summit in 2020.  Continue Reading »

In case you missed them, below you’ll find our top five stories from March 2022. This month’s best stories cover a wide variety of topics including a preview of upcoming diabetes technology, managing morning blood sugar levels, potential legislation lowering insulin costs, and more.  Continue Reading »

Jardiance Chronic Kidney Disease

Early trial results found that SGLT-2 inhibitor Jardiance is highly effective at preventing and treating kidney disease in people with or without type 2 diabetes. Continue Reading »