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  1. Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes. The team from Columbia University Medical C

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  2. FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

    June 27, 2014 -- The FDA has approved inhaled insulin to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The insulin, called Afrezza, is a rapid-acting insulin and is meant to be taken at mealtime or soon after. “Today’s approval broadens the options available" for delivering insulin in people with diabetes, Jean

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  3. Taste Buds Decline With Age -- Link With Diabetes?

    June 25, 2014 (Chicago) -- The number of taste buds on the tongue decreases as you age. This may be important because the fewer the taste buds, the higher your fasting blood sugar level, new research shows. This could be part of the reason there are more older adults with type 2 diabetes now, sugges

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  4. 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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  5. Foods and Drinks That Can Cause Blood Sugar Swings

    Just when you think you're making all the right food choices, your blood sugar takes a leap or dive. Foods and drinks can have an impact you might not expect, and these surprise blood-sugar changes can be harmful (potentially causing low or high levels). Here are some things you should consider: Don

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  6. Great Outdoor Workouts for People With Diabetes

    When you get moving, your body is better able to use insulin. This fall, get outside with a fun, flexible workout such as walking, swimming, or biking. Jacqueline Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE, an exercise physiologist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, suggests you talk to your doctor before starting an

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  7. Your Diabetes Menu Plan

    How do you get all the nutrition you need in a day while still being mindful of calories and carbs? The secret is to plan ahead. Meal planning depends on lots of things, like your taste preferences, medications, and activity level, says Jill Weisenberger, RDN, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss --

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  8. 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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  9. '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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  10. 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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