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  1. Diabetes: A Little Extra Weight, Longer Survival?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study suggests that some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes. Compared to underweight or normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, those who were overweight but

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  2. Dropping 1 Sugary Soda a Day May Cut Diabetes Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds. The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of thos

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  3. This Leads to Fewer Type 1 Diabetes Eye Surgeries

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report. But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar

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  4. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

    Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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  5. Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and Serious Complication

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds. Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some c

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  6. Study Tests Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes

    April 21, 2015 -- Swallowing a daily dose of insulin is safe, and it may act like a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a small new study shows. If the results can be repeated in larger and longer trials, the approach may one day be used to help young children at high risk of the disease avoid getti

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  7. 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can

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  8. Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both ide

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  9. Diabetes Drug Onglyza Increases Risk of Death: FDA

    April 10, 2015 -- The diabetes drug Onglyza increases the risk of death from all causes, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released Friday. FDA staff analyzed the findings of a clinical trial on the heart effects of AstraZeneca's drug for type 2 diabetes and found that it was a

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  10. More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests. Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends

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