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  1. Diabetes: This May Someday Replace Needle Prick

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report. Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor

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  2. Insulin Pumps vs. Daily Injections for Type 2

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new study says. Insulin pumps are small devices that are worn by patients and deliver constant amounts o

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  3. Aerobic & Strength Training Combo for Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of aerobic and resistance training may work better than either type of exercise alone in helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed data from 14 studies

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  4. Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes. The team from Columbia University Medical C

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  5. Inhaled Insulin Afrezza: FAQ

    June 30, 2014 -- Millions of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will have another treatment option now that the FDA has approved an inhaled insulin. Called Afrezza, the rapid-acting insulin is taken before each meal, or soon after starting to eat, with no needles required. Afrezza won't replace t

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  6. FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

    June 27, 2014 -- The FDA has approved inhaled insulin to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The insulin, called Afrezza, is a rapid-acting insulin and is meant to be taken at mealtime or soon after. “Today’s approval broadens the options available" for delivering insulin in people with diabetes, Jean

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  7. Taste Buds Decline With Age -- Link With Diabetes?

    June 25, 2014 (Chicago) -- The number of taste buds on the tongue decreases as you age. This may be important because the fewer the taste buds, the higher your fasting blood sugar level, new research shows. This could be part of the reason there are more older adults with type 2 diabetes now, sugges

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  8. The Best Diet Plans for Type 2 Diabetes

    Looking to lose weight and get your blood sugar under control? There are many popular programs to choose from. "The more weight you lose, the more you'll improve your levels; but how you do it is largely up to you," says Michael Dansinger, MD, director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medic

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  9. Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the American Diabetes Association are advising a lower blood sugar target for children and teens with type 1 diabetes. According to the ADA, patients younger than age 19 should try to maintain an A1C blood sugar

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  10. 'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar in Type 1

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "bionic pancreas" -- a device that uses a sophisticated computer program working in concert with several diabetes management devices -- successfully managed blood sugar levels in its first real-world trials on adults a

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