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  1. FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. A leading cause of blindness among adults in the United State

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  2. Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of dying from any cause and more than double the risk of dying from heart disease than men with type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers report. In an anal

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  3. Gut Bacteria Change and Kids' Type 1 Diabetes

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In some young children who develop type 1 diabetes, a change in normal stomach bacteria can precede the disease by a year, a small study has found. The findings, published Feb. 5 in the journal Cell, Host & Microbe, are base

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  4. 1 in 5 Younger Diabetics Lacks Good Medical Care

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in every five young American adults with diabetes hasn't seen a doctor in the past 6 months, a new government report indicates. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also foun

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  5. How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

    You can make your type 2 diabetes medicines work better if you take steps now. You might even be able to lower how much or how many drugs you take -- or stop them altogether. Many people might be able to control their diabetes with lifestyle changes alone, says Richard Siegel, MD. He's the co-direct

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  6. Starting (or Restarting) an Exercise Program

    Just because exercise is an important part of managing your type 2 diabetes, that doesn’t mean you have to be up at 5 a.m. jogging around your neighborhood. Start small, pick something you enjoy -- dancing, gardening, or walking your dog all count -- and celebrate your successes, experts say. It’s O

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  7. Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues. Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of older

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  8. Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study. "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28

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  9. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes today lose more than a decade of life to the chronic disease, despite improved treatment of both diabetes and its complications, a new Scottish study reports. Men with type 1 diabetes lose abo

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  10. 1 in 3 With Type 1 Diabetes Produce Insulin: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed. Residual insulin production ca

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