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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.

What's new

New results from the CORONADO study reveal that one in five people with COVID-19 and diabetes die within 28 days of hospital admission. The main predictors of severe illness are older age and diabetes complications.  Continue Reading »

At the ADA Postgraduate 2021 virtual conference, Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack discussed how intensive lifestyle changes can lead to prediabetes remission and prevent progression to type 2 diabetes. Continue Reading »

Cecelia Health’s virtual diabetes coaching program recently became a Diabetes Education Accredited Program. Now, access to personal diabetes coaching and education programs can be as simple as picking up your phone or logging onto your computer. Continue Reading »

The virtual diabetes program Onduo provides individual coaching, technology, and other health tools for a range of conditions. The platform is available in Spanish, with culturally specific content and care. Continue Reading »

Drug company Lilly released important results showing that the new combination therapy may be extremely effective for people with type 2 diabetes. Across three clinical trials, tirzepatide reduced A1C by an average of 2.5 percentage points and led to a weight loss of about 25 pounds. Continue Reading »

In this video on understanding your ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) report, pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Amy Criego from the International Diabetes Center, uses real-world AGP examples to show how small steps and manageable goals can lead to more Time in Range.  Continue Reading »

The Undermyfork app is now available for Android and iPhone, allowing you to keep track of how specific meals affect your Time in Range. Undermyfork Care lets you share your meal data with your healthcare team and care-partners. Continue Reading »

Fitbit’s new glucose tracking feature allows users to log blood glucose meter data alongside activity, sleep, food, and more in the Fitbit app. Learn how your daily habits affect your glucose trends. Continue Reading »

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