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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.

What's new

Having diabetes puts you at risk for problems with your kidneys. Learn about the steps you can take, as recommended in the latest ADA Standards of Care, to maintain the health of your kidneys and prevent damage. Continue Reading »

new features of the dexcom G7

In March 2022, Dexcom announced that its next-generation continuous glucose monitor (CGM), Dexcom G7, took a significant step towards being available for use in Europe. Here is a look at the improvements over G6 and the expected timeline for launch in both Europe and the US.  Continue Reading »

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the virus that causes varicella, or chickenpox. Learn how diabetes and shingles are related and what you can do to lower your risk for getting it, or how you can prevent it entirely. Continue Reading »

Time in Range (TIR) is an effective tool to use in your daily diabetes management, but how can you actually spend more of your day in range? Read below for some helpful tips on how to improve your TIR. Continue Reading »

Having a surgical procedure, whether it's planned or an emergency, comes with added risks when you have diabetes. Learn more about preparing for surgery with diabetes, how to advocate for your needs, why in-range glucose values are important, and how to minimize your risks. Continue Reading »

lower morning blood sugar levels

Trying to learn how to lower morning blood sugar? Here are the reasons why your glucose levels rise in the morning and how you can keep them in range. Continue Reading »

One Drop diabetes and blood pressure programs

An evaluation from an independent, third-party found that One Drop’s multi-condition support program effectively improves the health of people living with prediabetes, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The program could also cut down on annual healthcare costs.  Continue Reading »

Asian American risk for diabetes

Why do Asians and Asian Americans face an increased risk for diabetes and prediabetes? Joanne Saunders shares her father’s diabetes story to help shed light on this concerning problem. Continue Reading »

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