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    1. Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Risk Better

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart health, new research adds to the argument that a pear-shaped body, which is heavy in the hips, may be better than an apple-shaped body, which carries more weight around the belly. A study of diabetes pa

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    2. Diabetes Meds Vary in Safety, Effectiveness: Study

      By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A study of nearly a half-million people with type 2 diabetes shows there are pros and cons to nearly every form of drug therapy for the disease. In the British study, researchers looked at patient outcomes from a large U.

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    3. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk: Study

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have type 1 diabetes may be nearly three times more likely to develop the seizure disorder epilepsy than people without type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. The youngest people with type 1 diabetes -- und

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    4. Wearable Patch May Help Manage Diabetes Painlessly

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental device might one day literally take the pain out of managing diabetes, Korean researchers say. The new invention uses a patch to monitor blood sugar levels via sweat, and delivers the diabetes drug metform

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    5. Diabetes: How to Lower Your Risk of Complications

      A healthy lifestyle, along with insulin treatments, can lower your risk for things like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. To lower your risk, control your: Blood sugar Blood pressure Cholesterol Follow a simple daily care plan to help keep complications away. Sticking your finger each day ca

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    6. Treating Diabetes With Insulin

      When you start taking insulin, you may be concerned about its impact on your daily life. But insulin treatment is easier to manage if you keep some simple thoughts in mind. Nora Saul, RD, a nutrition manager with the Joslin Diabetes Centers in Boston, says she often hears patients say, "I'm eating b

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    7. The Best Delivery Systems for Insulin Treatments

      Diabetes keeps your body from using insulin correctly -- or in the case of type 1 diabetes, making insulin. Insulin treatments can control your diabetes safely and easily. They can also give your body the blood sugar levels you need to stay healthy. You can’t take insulin as a pill. If you did, your

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    8. Meal Planning When You Take Multiple Insulin Doses

      If you have diabetes and take insulin, you have a lot of plates to keep in the air. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It’s not, by any stretch, an impossible task. It’s doable, but it takes some, well, doing. “It’s like one giant puzzle, or one giant math problem. You have a lot of variables,” say

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    9. Handling Insulin While You Travel

      Travel can be stressful for anyone. If you’re taking insulin to control your diabetes, taking a trip has other challenges. Those roadblocks shouldn’t keep you from visiting relatives, seeing new places, or enjoying the journey. The poet Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “I travel not to go anywhere, but

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    10. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

      If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may worry about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are things that can help it go smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you need to know about the different types of

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