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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegan diet might help people with diabetes-related nerve damage shed weight and find some pain relief, a small pilot study suggests. Vegan diets are free of all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Instead, people g

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  6. High-Fiber Diet and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows. "We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for lo

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  7. What to Eat to Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check

    You need to eat wisely to keep your diabetes in check. The key is to choose healthy foods and portion sizes so that you can control both your weight and blood sugar levels. The first step: Learn what’s good for you, says diabetes educator Emmy Suhl, RD, CDE, of Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. “The

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  8. Top Strategies for Dieting With Diabetes

    A. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a big improvement in diabetes. Trimming just 5% to 10% of your body weight will help you feel better, gain more control over the condition, and reduce the amount of medicines you take. And if you can lose weight within 5 years of getting diagnosed, yo

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  9. Travel Smart With Type 1 Diabetes

    You dream of a vacation -- spending a week on a beach, hiking in the mountains, or exploring a faraway city. If your trip involves a flight, you might wonder how type 1 diabetes will complicate the hassles of air travel. But if you plan well, diabetes doesn’t have to keep you grounded. True, flight

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  10. 5 Steps to Stop Prediabetes

    Have you or a family member just received a prediabetes diagnosis? This is a serious wake-up call, but it doesn't have to mean diabetes will develop. You can take steps to turn things around. It's an opportunity to start lifestyle changes or treatments, and slow or even prevent diabetes, says Gregg

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