type 2 diabetes (adult – onset) mellitus

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body develops insulin resistance, and is typically diagnosed in adulthood. Find out more about the diagnosis and management of the disease here.

Introduction to Type 2 Diabetes
If you or someone you love have a recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, this can be a confusing and frightening time. This free ten lesson newsletter series is delivered right to your inbox, and is designed to introduce you to the basics of diabetes diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle issues.

Assessing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Of the estimated 17 million Americans with diabetes, 5.9 million remain unaware and undiagnosed. Another 16 million Americans have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT; or prediabetes), a condition that is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Are you at risk? Find out here.