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  1. Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a serving a day of yogurt may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. "The data we have gathered show that yogurt consumption can have significant benefit in reducing the risk of dia

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  2. Exercise May Not Help Type 2 Blood Sugar Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic pat

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  3. Nearly 3 in 10 With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows. That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, accord

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  4. Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease in Diabetics

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study. Screening for the sleep disorder, the researchers said, could help identify those

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  5. Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery significantly lowers an obese person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers report. This reduced risk was independent of other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol

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  6. Metformin Best for Type 2 Diabetes First Treatment

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests. The study found that, of those st

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  7. Women and Prediabetes: Could It Happen to You?

    High scores for credit ratings, football games, and SATs are all good, but high blood sugar levels are no reason to celebrate. They're a sign of prediabetes. That's when your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to mean a diabetes diagnosis. The number of Americans with predi

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  8. 6 Diabetes Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    It takes work to manage your type 2 diabetes. Staying healthy also means making healthy habits in the little things you do every day, including what you eat and how active you are. Start by avoiding these common mistakes.  Your medical team is essential. But you're not in the doctor's office every d

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  9. Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes for Type 1 Cure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they've developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Type 1 di

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  10. Impotence Drug Might Counter Type 2 Gene Mutation

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production. Among 50 men and women with

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