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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Egg-Rich Diet Not Harmful in Type 2 Diabetes

    Oct. 9, 2014 -- Eggs don't have a bad effect on cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers also found that eating an egg-rich diet for 3 months was linked to better appetite control, and may also provide a greater sense of feeling full. The findings suggest

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  5. Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended. "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier

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  6. Study Compares Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Regimens

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 1 diabetes, long-acting insulin may be a better treatment choice than intermediate-acting insulin, a new review of the data suggests. "Different types of insulin are used to manage type 1 diabetes with ins

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  7. Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

    Sept. 26, 2014 -- The recent FDA approval of Trulicity (dulaglutide), an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. The agency approved Bydureon (exenatide) in 2012 and Tanzeum (albiglutide) earlier this year. About 26 million peopl

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  8. Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn't the only factor driving the trend, new research suggests. In just the past few months, at least three new studie

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  9. Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may increase your risk for diabetes, a new study suggests. But the finding seems to depend on your job. Researchers examined data from prior studies involving more than 222,000 men and women in the U

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  10. Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new feder

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