Good news for those with Type 2 diabetes: Healthy lifestyle matters

Authors: Alyson Kelley-Hedgepeth, M.D., Harvard Health Blog | Source: Harvard Health Letters | Published on MSD Connect: October 2020 | HK-NON-00189 Oct/2020

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a metabolic disorder of insulin resistance — a reduced sensitivity to the action of insulin — which leads to high blood sugar, or hyperglycemia. Approximately 12% of American adults have T2D, and more than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, a precursor to T2D. This is a major public health concern, as T2D dramatically increases risk for heart disease, including heart attacks, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

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