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  1. 4 Surprising Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings

    Managing diabetes means being prepared for unexpected blood sugar changes. Certain foods and drinks are often to blame, but not always. Seemingly simple facts of everyday life can sometimes kick your sugar out of whack, too. Stress. When you're under stress, certain hormones send nutrients, includin

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  2. The Best Diet Plans for Type 2 Diabetes

    Looking to lose weight and get your blood sugar under control? You have a lot of programs to choose from. "The more weight you lose, the more you'll improve your levels. But how you do it is largely up to you," says Michael Dansinger, MD, director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Ce

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  3. 'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar in Type 1

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "bionic pancreas" -- a device that uses a sophisticated computer program working in concert with several diabetes management devices -- successfully managed blood sugar levels in its first real-world trials on adults a

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  4. Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the American Diabetes Association are advising a lower blood sugar target for children and teens with type 1 diabetes. According to the ADA, patients younger than age 19 should try to maintain an A1C blood sugar

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  5. Blacks May Respond Better Than Whites to Metformin

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with type 2 diabetes may fare better on the widely used drug metformin compared with whites, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 19,600 Americans who were prescribed metformin between 1997

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  6. Gut Bacteria in Young Kids With Diabetes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that germs in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. Bacteria in the guts of kids with type 1 diabetes appear less balanced than bacteria in children wit

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  7. Diet Rich in Plant Antioxidants Helps Blood Sugar

    June 11, 2014 -- A substance found in a variety of plant-based foods may improve blood sugar in people at risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a recent study. Researchers found that a diet rich in plant antioxidants (called polyphenols) lowered blood sugar. The antioxidants are found in

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  8. Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of metformin and insulin for people with type 2 diabetes may slightly increase death rates among patients, according to researchers from Vanderbilt University. However, other experts question the study's

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  9. Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laboratory-engineered "insulin analogs" have become the main type of insulin prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes, significantly boosting their out-of-pocket costs, a new study reports. Insulin use among those wit

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  10. U.S. Diabetes Cases Jump to 29 Million: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans with diabetes rose from 26 million in 2010 to 29 million -- 9 percent of the population -- in 2012, a new federal government study finds. One in every four people with diabetes does not even realiz

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