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  1. High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals. Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks

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  2. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes may face a greater risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research suggests. The study found that people with type 1 diabetes were 83

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  3. 5 Must-Have Tools to Measure Your Blood Sugar

    If you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need some supplies to help you manage your blood sugar. These include: This device, also called a glucose meter or monitor, measures how much sugar (or glucose) is in a drop of your blood. It can tell you when your sugar is too low or too hi

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  4. Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In as little as two years, people with type 2 diabetes may develop problems with blood flow in the brain, which could lower their thinking and memory skills, a small study suggests. "Our major finding is we have linked

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  5. Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 perc

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  6. Food Eating Order May Affect Type 2 Blood Sugar

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests. The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was l

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  7. Type 1 Diabetes: Are You as Smart as a 2nd Grader?

    All you really need to know about type 1 diabetes Eric Hamblin likely learned in kindergarten. This 8-year-old was diagnosed at 18 months of age, and he already has enough smarts to teach first-year med students a thing or two about the disease. “I just want to say one thing, and that’s you guys don

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  8. Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. The proposed five-year study is designed to investigate whe

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  9. Could Diabetes Run in Your Relationship?

    June 8, 2015 -- Spouses or live-in partners of people newly diagnosed with diabetes were twice as likely to get the condition within a year later, a large study shows. "We know that health-related risks tend to occur among people who are socially connected," said Mohammed K. Ali of Emory University.

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  10. Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may reduce the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease after the famed baseball player who died of

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