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Type 2 diabetes is not a singular condition; it exists as a spectrum with several subtypes. (Shutterstock)

Type 2 diabetes is not one-size-fits-all: Subtypes affect complications and treatment options

Type 2 diabetes is not uniform; it’s a mosaic of conditions, each with its own characteristics. Understanding these subtypes may improve treatment plans and help people manage their condition better.
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‘Naked carbs’ and ‘net carbs’ – what are they and should you count them?

All carbs need to be broken down by our digestive enzymes to be absorbed. Digestion of complex carbs is a much slower process than simple carbs, leading to a more gradual blood sugar increase.
Fruit bats have honed their sweet tooth through adaptive evolution. Keith Rose/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Why don’t fruit bats get diabetes? New understanding of how they’ve adapted to a high-sugar diet could lead to treatments for people

Fruit bats can eat up to twice their body weight in fruit a day. But their genes and cells evolved to process all that sugar without any health consequences − a feat drug developers can learn from.
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Which blood sugar monitor is best?

There are two main types, with pros and cons for each. One thing’s certain though. Don’t rely on your watch to monitor your blood sugar levels.
Regular exercise and heathy diets, including low consumption of processed foods, are important to prevent diabetes. Pexels/Gustavo Fring

More Indonesian children are living with diabetes – so what can we do to prevent it?

For parents, encouraging healthy family diets for children from the time they are babies is one way to keep children’s blood sugar levels in check. The Indonesian government can do more to help too.

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