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    1. Brush Up on Dental Care for Diabetes

      You've no doubt heard this advice for keeping your mouth healthy your entire life: Brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. "These are things that all of us should be doing," says Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. "But it's even mor

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    2. Straight Talk About Diabetes

      "Should you be eating that?" "I found this article online, and it says that people with diabetes need to ..." "Have you tested your blood sugar today?" If you have diabetes, you've probably heard questions and comments like these at least once from some friends and family members -- the people who s

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    3. FDA Approves New Diabetes Treatment

      A new diabetes treatment was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. Sold under the brand name Tresiba, the drug is a long-acting insulin product, the agency said in a news release. It is injected once daily and helps control blood sugar levels in people with both type 1 and typ

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    4. Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

      Sept. 28, 2015 -- People who are trying to lose weight or manage diabetes should try to change their lifestyle not only to exercise or cut calories, but also to avoid chemicals that may be contributing to their condition, experts say. “You may have a healthy meal, but if it’s in a plastic container,

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    5. BP Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In surprising new research, experts report that the timing of taking your blood pressure medicine could have a big impact on whether or not you develop type 2 diabetes. Specifically, the Spanish researchers found tha

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    6. Diabetes and Holiday Stress

      The holidays are right around the corner, and they often come with a heaping helping of stress. That extra tension can seriously affect your blood sugar, experts say, in at least two significant ways. 1. Hormonal changes. Stress wreaks havoc on your hormones, and the release of stress-related hormon

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    7. Man Who Lost His Vision Now Helps Others

      I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old -- 42 years ago -- and back then we didn’t have many tools to manage the disease. It was basically "take your one shot of insulin per day and hope for the best." And that was pretty much how I managed diabetes. I was a sophomore in college

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    8. Your Holiday Wellness Guide for Type 1 Diabetes

      What's the best way to manage your type 1 diabetes during the holiday frenzy? Slow down. Give yourself plenty of time to get your errands done. Eat the foods that make your holidays special, but be aware of what and how much you enjoy so you can adjust your insulin. While changes from the usual rout

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    9. How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Memory?

      Q&A with Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, professor of medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Q. How does type 2 diabetes affect memory? A. Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. They're also

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    10. How to Overcome Diabetes Burnout

      Let's be honest: The day-to-day routine of living with diabetes -- testing your blood sugar, taking medications, counting carbohydrates -- can wear a person out. Many people go through times when they feel frustrated or defeated by the disease. Some even choose to ignore parts (or all) of their trea

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