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    1. High-Salt Diets May Up Kidney Patients' Heart Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake ma

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    2. Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes. That's the message of a joint statemen

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    3. Can You Stop Diabetes Meds?

      When it comes to diabetes there are many success stories, especially among those who know that diet and exercise play a big part in blood sugar control. Medication is also key to getting your numbers into a healthy range. But if you’re like many people who take something daily for diabetes, you prob

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    4. Is It Time to Try a Trainer?

      You probably know that exercise lowers blood sugar and protects your health when you have diabetes. So you’ve made it part of your routine, whether it’s a daily stroll or sweaty gym session. But what happens when your workouts feel ho-hum and you need an extra boost to get going? Or maybe you want t

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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