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  1. People With Diabetes May Need Earlier Colon Screen

    May 22, 2012 -- Should people with diabetes be screened for colon cancer at younger ages than is usually recommended? That may very well be the case, say researchers who found that people in their 40s with type 2 diabetes are about as likely to have precancerous colon growths called adenomas as peop

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  2. Death Rate Dropping for People With Diabetes

    May 22, 2012 -- New research shows that people with diabetes are living longer, and this is likely due to heart-healthy habits and tighter control of blood sugar levels. Many people may only associate diabetes with vision loss, kidney disease, and limb amputations, but it also increases the risk for

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  3. Managing Diabetes with Exercise

    Two years ago, when Jennifer Auyer's father died at age 64 from complications related to type 2 diabetes, she faced a turning point in her own struggle with the disease. Her father's diabetes had led to heart disease, a quadruple bypass, a foot amputation, and vision problems, among other serious he

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  4. Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have Diabetes?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including questions about what's true and not true in the field of medicine. For our July/August 2012 issue, we interviewed a researcher from the Joslin Diabetes Center about alcohol and d

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  5. Getting Better Sleep When You Have Diabetes

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our July/August 2012 issue, we asked WebMD's diabetes expert, Michael Dansinger, MD, about the link between diabetes and poor sleep.  Q: I have diabetes, and I'm not sleeping well.

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  6. Type 2 Diabetes in Kids a Challenge to Control

    April 29, 2012 -- The obesity epidemic has created a generation of children and teens who have type 2 diabetes, and a new study hints that the solution to this problem is not going to come easily. Because type 2 diabetes among children is a relatively recent development, many treatment decisions hav

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  7. Consumer Group to FDA: Take Victoza off the Market

    April 20, 2012 -- Public Citizen, the Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group, is petitioning the FDA to immediately remove the type 2 diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide) from the market. The petition claims that the injectable medication puts patients at risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis,

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  8. Diabetes-Friendly Summer Grill Recipes

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, WebMD's director of nutrition, created this delicious and colorful meal of grilled salmon with black bean corn salsa and salad. It's a low-calorie lunch or dinner that is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The balance of complex carbs, p

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  9. Gary Hall's Toughest Competitor: Diabetes

    It was the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Eight of the top swimmers in the world were lined up, ready to hit the pool for the 50-meter freestyle. The buzzer sounded. They propelled themselves into the water. In just under 22 seconds, the race was over. American Gary Hall Jr. had won gold

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  10. Phthalates May Double Diabetes Risk

    April 12, 2012 -- Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates), those common chemicals found in cosmetics, scented candles, and plastics, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Previous studies of phthalates have mainly focused on how they affect reproductive health and child development. These c

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