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    1. Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease. The researchers reviewed prior studies examining the link between diabetes and

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    2. This Safer for Heart Than Other Diabetes Drugs

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests. Metformin reduced the risk of dying from heart attack and s

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    3. Common Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and

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    4. Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes will shorten the lives of 50-year-old men

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    5. Prediabetes May Damage Nerves More Than Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prediabetes may cause more nerve damage than previously believed, researchers say. "The results of this new study add urgency to the need for more screening of those with the condition and faster intervention," said seni

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    6. Diabetes Cases Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has quadrupled in the past 35 years, a new report shows. Climbing from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014, the increases were particularly severe in low- and middle-i

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    7. 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Tied to Heart Failure Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes drugs containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may raise the risk of heart failure, particularly in patients with heart or kidney disease, U.S. health officials warned Tuesday. Drugs containing these ingredients a

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    8. This May Help Long-Term Control of Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to growing evidence that weight-loss surgery helps patients with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels for at least five years. "Left unchecked, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blind

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    9. Type 1 Diabetes: Keeping Your Child Active

      Being active is important for kids with type 1 diabetes. It's good for their health and helps control blood sugar levels. But helping your child take part in a sport also brings some special challenges -- and “a lot of trial and error,” says Bethy Elrod, a mom living outside Atlanta whose 12-year-ol

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    10. How to Support Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes

      When a child learns he or she has type 1 diabetes, it's literally life-changing. "This is a condition that has to be managed 24 hours a day, seven days a week," says Steve Winer, co-chair of the JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team. That’s a lot to take in for you and for your kid. While frequent finge

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