Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common. Roughly half of American adults have either Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes — a condition that often leads to diabetes. If you are at risk for diabetes, there is a lot you can do to slow the disease down or even reverse it. Rally Health gives you the tools to manage your condition and your overall health. Read on for more about diabetes, from causes and prevention to treatments and support.

Causes and Risk Factors

Family history and lifestyle can play an important part in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Some of the most important factors include weight, inactivity, age, race, and for women, developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

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Prevention

Diabetes is not destiny. Even if you have risk factors, or if people in your family have Type 2 diabetes, you may still be able to prevent the disease by focusing on diet and exercise. And if you do have diabetes, lifestyle choices can help improve your health and prevent complications.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis

Many people who have diabetes don’t know it yet. In fact, it can take years for people with Type 2 diabetes to recognize signs or symptoms. That’s why you should know the warning signs and how doctors test for it.

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Complications

You can start taking steps to limit the impact of diabetes as soon as you are diagnosed. You might not have a lot of symptoms at first, but healthy lifestyle changes early on can slow the impact. And lifestyle changes can continue to help you as the disease progresses.

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Treatment

There are a lot of treatment and management options for people with diabetes. Some of the most common include regular exercise, healthy diet, diabetes medications including insulin, and blood sugar monitoring.

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Coping and Support

If you have diabetes, regularly meeting with people who understand what you’re going through can help a lot. You may also find comfort and advice by joining a support group for people with diabetes, or talking to a counselor or therapist.

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Causes & Risk Factors

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Prevention

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Symptoms & Diagnosis

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Complications

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Treatment

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Coping & Support

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Causes & Risk Factors

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Prevention

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Symptoms & Diagnosis

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Complications

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Treatment

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Coping & Support

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