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Research &

Reviewed by Nicholas Yozamp, MD, Washington University in St. Louis

New discoveries in diabetes are happening everyday. From bettering our understanding of the basic mechanisms behind diabetes to proving that a new drug lowers blood glucose levels for longer than before, every study contributes to reducing the burden of diabetes.

What is clinical research?

Clinical trials are one of the cornerstones of medical innovation in Type 2 Diabetes. Almost all of the treatments we rely on today were tested in trials, and there are tens of thousands of clinical trials--testing the treatments of tomorrow--going on right now. Keep scrolling to learn more about this process or find trials near you.

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Genetics & Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes has a strong genetic component, but we don't understand all of the genes that contribute to Type 2 Diabetes susceptibility. Research that focuses on the genetics of diabetes may help us identify who is at risk and whether that risk can be mitigated.

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Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

It is known that obesity greatly increases one's chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Now, research is focused on lifestyle, medical, and surgical interventions to facilitate weight loss and prevent, treat, and even cure Type 2 Diabetes.

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Risk Factors & Prevention

10% of people in the U.S. have Type 2 Diabetes, and that number is expected to rise. How can we prevent people from developing Type 2 Diabetes? This research is focused on ways to lower the risk for susceptible patients and delay disease onset in people who have prediabetes.

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Treating Complications

Diabetes leads to such complications as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, and retinopathy, which are the major causes of morbidity and mortality from the disease. Research is focused on understanding how these complications arise and how to delay their progression.

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Lifestyle Impacts

Lifestyle changes -- diet and exercise -- are the foundation of any Type 2 Diabetes treatment plan. Read more below to understand the research around lifestyle changes, and how to apply the science to your life.

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Heart & Kidney Benefits

People with Type 2 Diabetes are highly likely to develop cardiovascular (heart) or renal (kidney) disease, and are most likely to die from cardiovascular disease. The good news is that some newer medications can actually reduce the risk and impact of heart or kidney disease. See the latest research on these diabetes medications below.

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