Diabetes mellitus type 2

Common Name(s)

Diabetes mellitus type 2

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar levels that result from either an inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or an inability of the body's cells to recognize insulin. Insulin facilitates the uptake of glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. Therefore lack of insulin or the inability of cells to recognize insulin results in increased or high blood glucose levels. This causes increased thirst and hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing sores or increased infections, and darkened areas of skin. Rates of type 2 diabetes have gone up recently, especially in younger people, as obesity rates have also increased. Other risk factors include fat distributed mainly in the belly, inactivity, family history, race, and age. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels for an extended period of time can cause damage to blood vessels, the kidney, nerves, eyes, feet, skin and mouth, hearing, and greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and heart attack.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes mellitus type 2" for support, advocacy or research.

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes mellitus type 2" for support, advocacy or research.

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

http://www.tcoyd.org

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Diabetes mellitus type 2" returned 1390 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An exceptional association: ulcerative colitis, amyloidosis and type-2 diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Madiha Mahfoudhi, Mondher Ounissi, Anis Hariz, Khaoula Ben Abdelghani, Karima Boubaker, Sami Turki, Adel Kheder

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Feb;92(2):169.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014

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Contribution of subcutaneous abdominal fat on ultrasonography to carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Chan-Hee Jung, Bo-Yeon Kim, Kyu-Jin Kim, Sang-Hee Jung, Chul-Hee Kim, Sung-Koo Kang, Ji-Oh Mok

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Whereas visceral abdominal adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with cardiometabolic risk, there is debate regarding the role of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue (SAT). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships of subcutaneous and visceral abdominal fat with carotid ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

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Efficacy and safety of monotherapy with the novel sodium/glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor tofogliflozin in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a combined Phase 2 and 3 randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group comparative study.
 

Author(s): Kohei Kaku, Hirotaka Watada, Yasuhiko Iwamoto, Kazunori Utsunomiya, Yasuo Terauchi, Kazuyuki Tobe, Yukio Tanizawa, Eiichi Araki, Masamichi Ueda, Hideki Suganami, Daisuke Watanabe,

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In recent years, several oral antidiabetic drugs with new mechanisms of action have become available, expanding the number of treatment options. Sodium/glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new class of oral antidiabetic drugs with an insulin-independent mechanism promoting ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Diabetes mellitus type 2" returned 226 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incretin treatment and risk of pancreatitis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised and non-randomised studies.
 

Author(s): Ling Li, Jiantong Shen, Malgorzata M Bala, Jason W Busse, Shanil Ebrahim, Per Olav Vandvik, Lorena P Rios, German Malaga, Evelyn Wong, Zahra Sohani, Gordon H Guyatt, Xin Sun

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To investigate the risk of pancreatitis associated with the use of incretin-based treatments in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2014

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Early life factors and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Xinli Jiang, Huijie Ma, Yan Wang, Yan Liu

Journal: J Diabetes Res. 2013 ;2013():485082.

 

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multifactorial disease, and its aetiology involves a complex interplay between genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors. In recent years, evidences from both human and animal experiments have correlated early life factors with programming ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Preventing type 2 diabetes mellitus: a call for personalized intervention.
 

Author(s): Harry Glauber, Eddy Karnieli

Journal: Perm J. 2013 ;17(3):74-9.

 

In parallel with the rising prevalence of obesity worldwide, especially in younger people, there has been a dramatic increase in recent decades in the incidence and prevalence of metabolic consequences of obesity, in particular prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). Although ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Effect of Liraglutide on Cardiovascular Endpoints in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Metabolic Syndrome; Cardiovascular Disease; Diastolic Dysfunction; Fatty Liver

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2013

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Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Vitamin D Deficiency

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2012

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Tele-Diab: Electronic Diary for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Insulin Resistance

 

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2011

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