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  1. Allergy Tips for People With Diabetes

    Aaachoooo! It's that time of year again: spring allergy season. For about 1 in 5 people, warm weather brings not only blooming flowers and trees but also the telltale symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies) -- sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and itchy eyes. For those wi

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  2. Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

    You've heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that's especially true when you have type 2 diabetes. A healthy breakfast can help you control your weight and keep blood sugar stable, says Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD. She's a Chicago-based certified diabetes educator. What should your

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  3. The Daily Diabetes Care Checklist

    When you have type 2 diabetes, it's often a juggling act to remember all of your daily tasks. Nora Saul, RD, CDE, a diabetes educator and manager for nutrition services at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, offers this "healthy habits" checklist to guide you through the day. Check your blood suga

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  4. New Diabetes Drug Approved by FDA

    Jan. 9, 2014 -- A new pill to treat adults with type 2 diabetes has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Farxiga (dapaglifozin) tablets were approved to improve patients' blood sugar control, in combination with diet and exercise. The approval is based on findings from 16 clinical

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  5. Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can lower their chances of developing diabetes, even without restricting calories or boosting exercise, new research suggests. In the study, Spanis

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  6. Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of adults who are losing their vision to diabetes have been told by a doctor that diabetes could damage their eyesight, a new study found. Vision loss is a common complication of diabetes, and is caused

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  7. Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Typical, nonsurgical treatment of gum disease in people with type 2 diabetes will not improve their blood-sugar control, a new study suggests. There's long been a connection between gum disease and wider health issues, an

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  8. Diabetes Drug Tied to Weight Loss in Obese Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children who don't have type 2 diabetes but take the diabetes drug metformin while improving their diet and exercise habits seem to lose a bit of weight. But it isn't much more weight than kids who only make the lifestyl

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  9. Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study. The research suggests that those with type 2 diabetes have about two to three times grea

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  10. Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of diabetes drug may lower cancer risk in women with type 2 diabetes by up to one-third, while another type may increase the risk, according to a new study. Cleveland Clinic researchers analyzed data from mor

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