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  1. Fast-Slow Walking May Be Better for Diabetes

    Aug. 5, 2014 -- Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study. Exercise helps people with type 2 diabetes control the

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  2. Poor People With Diabetes More Likely to Lose Limb

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a

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  3. FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it approved a new drug, Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes. Jardiance (empagliflozin) "can be used alone or added to existing treatment regimens to control b

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  4. Overcoming Diabetes Diet Mistakes

    It happens. You stepped off the diet that's helping you manage your diabetes. Now it's time to get back on track. The sooner you do that, the better -- for your health and your peace of mind. These simple strategies can help you get right back on track with healthy eating. So you had some chocolate

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  5. Young Adults With Diabetes & Jump in Doctor Visits

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent

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  6. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

    If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may be worried about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are a few tips that can help make your new insulin schedule go more smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you

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  7. Insulin Delivery Systems: An Overview

    You need insulin to control your diabetes. But there are a few decisions you and your doctor still need to make, including how that insulin is delivered. Insulin delivery options include pens, syringes, pumps, jet injectors, and even an inhaler. "Very often the choice is determined by what their ins

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  8. Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer

    July 29, 2014 -- The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study. That risk is greater for people 40 to 65 years old.  Kuo-Shu Tseng, PhD, from Tainan University of Technology in Taiwan, and colleagues compared the records

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  9. Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insu

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  10. Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests. Also at special risk are shift workers who don't work on a set schedule, wi

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