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  1. Diabetes: Best Foot Care

    For most people, a blister, cut, or scrape on the foot is no big deal -- an "ouch!" and a hurriedly applied bandage, and it's over. Not so if you have diabetes; meticulous daily foot care is as important as monitoring blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. "Unfortunately, diabetes fo

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  2. November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

    Each issue, WebMD the Magazine's "Health Highlights" focuses on a national health theme for the month with expert tips, reader comments, and eye-catching factoids. November is Diabetes Awareness month. Follow these tips to stay at your peak! 1. Say "Om" Learn to meditate to help reduce stress and im

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  3. Sam Talbot Shares Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

    Sam Talbot, runner-up and fan favorite from season two of Bravo's "Top Chef," is former executive chef of Imperial No. Nine in New York's Mondrian SoHo hotel and the Surf Lodge in Montauk, N.Y. Talbot, 34, also lives with type 1 diabetes. In his cookbook The Sweet Life, published last year, he share

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  4. 6 Ways to Stop Diabetes From Making You Tired

    Feeling fatigued? If you have diabetes, tiredness can be one of the symptoms.   The first step toward feeling better is to talk to your doctor. Your doctor will check your overall health, including how well your diabetes is controlled and whether you have any other medical conditions that need atten

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  5. FDA OKs Generic Actos for Type 2 Diabetes

    Aug. 17, 2012 -- The FDA today approved the first generic version of Actos to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. The generic tablets use the same active ingredient as Actos, called pioglitazone, to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. "Generic versions of this widely used pr

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  6. New Drug for Diabetes-Related Vision Loss

    Aug. 14, 2012 -- The FDA has approved using the drug Lucentis to treat diabetic macular edema, a common, vision-threatening complication of diabetes. Lucentis is given via a monthly injection from a health care professional. In diabetic macular edema, fluid leaks into the macula (the middle of the r

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  7. Obesity Paradox: Thin Not in for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Aug. 7, 2012 -- People who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes appear to live longer than people whose body weight is normal when their disease is detected, a new study shows. Obesity increases the risks for illness and early death. Despite this, doctors have long pu

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  8. Curry Compound May Lower Diabetes Risk

    July 31, 2012 -- Curcumin, the substance found in the spice turmeric that gives curry its color, may lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a small new study suggests. All of the people in the study had been diagnosed with prediabetes. But according to the findings, none of the participants who took capsule

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  9. 6 Tips to Get Your Diabetes Under Control

    Living well with type 2 diabetes means making certain precautions part of your routine, says Amy Campbell, MS, RD, CDE, manager of clinical education programs at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. She offers this advice. Make a date with a dietitian. "It's a myth that there's a one-size-fits-all diab

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  10. By the Numbers: Prediabetes

    Total health care costs for diabetes in the U.S.: $218 billion. Estimated number of people in the U.S. who have prediabetes: 79 million. Total health care costs to cover prediabetes: $25 billion. Reduced risk of developing diabetes over three years if you follow a healthy food and exercise program:

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