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  1. Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues. Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of older

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  2. Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study. "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28

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  3. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes today lose more than a decade of life to the chronic disease, despite improved treatment of both diabetes and its complications, a new Scottish study reports. Men with type 1 diabetes lose abo

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  4. 1 in 3 With Type 1 Diabetes Produce Insulin: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed. Residual insulin production ca

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  5. Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar may slow brain growth in young children with type 1 diabetes, a new study indicates. The research included children aged 4 to 9 years who underwent brain scans and tests to assess their mental abilities, a

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  6. Experts: Give Statins to All People With Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) call for giving the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to all people with diabetes to help prevent heart disease. These new standards bring the associ

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  7. Asians Need Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a big contributor to type 2 diabetes, but Asian-Americans may need to pile on fewer excess pounds to develop the disease than other groups do, according to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association

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  8. Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type

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  9. Type 1 Diabetes on the Rise in Children

    Dec. 17, 2014 -- More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, according to new research. A recent study by Jean Lawrence, ScD, MPH, found a large rise in the disease among non-Hispanic white children. From 2002 to 2009, the number of kids with type 1 diabetes rose from 24 per 100,000 to 27

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  10. Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?

    Dec. 5, 2014 -- Some intriguing new research shows that dairy foods, perhaps even high-fat ones, may play a role in type 2 diabetes prevention. Although experts say it’s too soon to draw clear conclusions, the findings seem to run counter to current advice to people with diabetes, who are generally

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