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  1. Getting Better Sleep When You Have Diabetes

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our July/August 2012 issue, we asked WebMD's diabetes expert, Michael Dansinger, MD, about the link between diabetes and poor sleep.  Q: I have diabetes, and I'm not sleeping well.

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  2. Type 2 Diabetes in Kids a Challenge to Control

    April 29, 2012 -- The obesity epidemic has created a generation of children and teens who have type 2 diabetes, and a new study hints that the solution to this problem is not going to come easily. Because type 2 diabetes among children is a relatively recent development, many treatment decisions hav

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  3. Consumer Group to FDA: Take Victoza off the Market

    April 20, 2012 -- Public Citizen, the Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group, is petitioning the FDA to immediately remove the type 2 diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide) from the market. The petition claims that the injectable medication puts patients at risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis,

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  4. Gary Hall's Toughest Competitor: Diabetes

    It was the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Eight of the top swimmers in the world were lined up, ready to hit the pool for the 50-meter freestyle. The buzzer sounded. They propelled themselves into the water. In just under 22 seconds, the race was over. American Gary Hall Jr. had won gold

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  5. Diabetes-Friendly Summer Grill Recipes

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, WebMD's director of nutrition, created this delicious and colorful meal of grilled salmon with black bean corn salsa and salad. It's a low-calorie lunch or dinner that is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The balance of complex carbs, p

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  6. Phthalates May Double Diabetes Risk

    April 12, 2012 -- Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates), those common chemicals found in cosmetics, scented candles, and plastics, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Previous studies of phthalates have mainly focused on how they affect reproductive health and child development. These c

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  7. Have Diabetes? Lifestyle Changes May Help Mobility

    March 28, 2012 -- Losing weight and exercising may help people with type 2 diabetes hold on to their mobility as they age, a new study shows. The good news is that neither lifestyle change requires drastic measures. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that losing just

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  8. White Rice Linked to Diabetes Risk

    March 15, 2012 -- Eating white rice regularly, as is commonly done in many Asian countries, may increase risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. Researchers looked at data from four studies: two in Asian countries (China and Japan) and two in Western countries (the U.S. and Australia

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  9. Stroke Risk Triples After a Decade With Diabetes

    March 1, 2012 -- The longer a person has diabetes, the higher their risk of having a stroke, according to a new study. The risk for stroke is known to be two to four times higher among people with diabetes compared to people who don’t have the disease. What has been less clear is whether that risk p

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  10. Weekly Shot Gets FDA Nod for Type 2 Diabetes

    Jan. 27, 2012 -- The FDA has given its nod to Bydureon, making it the first weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes, according to drug's manufacturer.   Given as a shot, Bydureon (pronounced by-DUR-ee-on) is the long-acting form of Byetta, a twice-daily injection. It works by stimulating pancreas cells

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