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    1. 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Tied to Heart Failure Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes drugs containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may raise the risk of heart failure, particularly in patients with heart or kidney disease, U.S. health officials warned Tuesday. Drugs containing these ingredients a

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    2. This May Help Long-Term Control of Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to growing evidence that weight-loss surgery helps patients with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels for at least five years. "Left unchecked, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blind

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    3. Type 1 Diabetes: Keeping Your Child Active

      Being active is important for kids with type 1 diabetes. It's good for their health and helps control blood sugar levels. But helping your child take part in a sport also brings some special challenges -- and “a lot of trial and error,” says Bethy Elrod, a mom living outside Atlanta whose 12-year-ol

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    4. How to Support Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes

      When a child learns he or she has type 1 diabetes, it's literally life-changing. "This is a condition that has to be managed 24 hours a day, seven days a week," says Steve Winer, co-chair of the JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team. That’s a lot to take in for you and for your kid. While frequent finge

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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