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  1. FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These prescription drugs are called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)

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  2. Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. "Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high r

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  3. Diabetes: A Little Extra Weight, Longer Survival?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study suggests that some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes. Compared to underweight or normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, those who were overweight but

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  4. Dropping 1 Sugary Soda a Day May Cut Diabetes Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds. The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of thos

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  5. This Leads to Fewer Type 1 Diabetes Eye Surgeries

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report. But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar

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  6. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

    Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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  7. Study Tests Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes

    April 21, 2015 -- Swallowing a daily dose of insulin is safe, and it may act like a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a small new study shows. If the results can be repeated in larger and longer trials, the approach may one day be used to help young children at high risk of the disease avoid getti

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  8. Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and Serious Complication

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds. Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some c

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  9. 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can

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  10. Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both ide

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