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  1. 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has It Controlled

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-third of American seniors with diabetes have their disease under control, a new study finds. "This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means th

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  2. High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance -- higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede t

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  3. Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?

    Expert Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Q: What is prediabetes, and how can I stop it from becoming full-blown diabetes? A: Prediabetes means your blood sugar (glucose) level is above normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.

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  4. High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals. Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks

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  5. Drug May Help Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a

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  6. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes may face a greater risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research suggests. The study found that people with type 1 diabetes were 83

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  7. 5 Must-Have Tools to Measure Your Blood Sugar

    If you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need some supplies to help you manage your blood sugar. These include: This device, also called a glucose meter or monitor, measures how much sugar (or glucose) is in a drop of your blood. It can tell you when your sugar is too low or too hi

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  8. Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In as little as two years, people with type 2 diabetes may develop problems with blood flow in the brain, which could lower their thinking and memory skills, a small study suggests. "Our major finding is we have linked

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  9. Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 perc

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  10. Food Eating Order May Affect Type 2 Blood Sugar

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests. The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was l

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