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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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How can fruit affect blood sugar, and are there certain types of fruit that are better for people with diabetes? Continue Reading »

At diaTribe Musings, four expert panelists taught us how emergency glucagon can save lives during severe hypoglycemia. Read their insights on the future of glucagon and how people with diabetes can advocate for themselves. Continue Reading »

Bigfoot Biomedical’s new diabetes management system will provide insulin dosing recommendations based on glucose data and a healthcare professional’s instructions to people with diabetes who take multiple daily injections of insulin. Continue Reading »

There are many things you can do to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. One easy thing is to track the critical numbers that give you an accurate picture of your health – BMI & waist circumference, blood pressure, A1C, cholesterol, and kidney function. Continue Reading »

New to insulin? Learn about insulin dosing and timing and how often to test your blood sugar levels if you have type 2 diabetes. Continue Reading »

We’re already thinking about carbs and calories all the time, and adding alcohol into the mix makes things more complex. ­Experts share their best advice on how to safely drink when living with diabetes. Continue Reading »

How to recognize and treat severe hypoglycemia quickly – with emergency glucagon – and avoid a trip to the hospital. Continue Reading »

What is resilience and why are people with diabetes better prepared to develop it? Scott Johnson shares what he’s learned about how to build resilience and channel diabetes distress. Continue Reading »

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