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  1. Diabetes May Be Linked to Hearing Loss

    June 27, 2011 (San Diego) -- Hearing loss is more than twice as common in people with diabetes than in people without the condition, according to an analysis of 13 studies. The study does not prove cause and effect. But it's a good idea for diabetes patients to be screened routinely for hearing loss

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  2. New Drug May Help Treat Diabetes

    June 27, 2011 (San Diego) -- A new type of diabetes drug is effective in controlling blood sugar, but it is associated with higher rates of certain infections, researchers say. The drug, dapagliflozin, is designed to lower blood sugar by increasing the amount of glucose excreted in the urine. On Jul

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  3. Study: New Drug Bardoxolone Improves Kidney Function

    June 24, 2011 -- A new drug appears to improve kidney function in people with type 2 diabetes who have chronic kidney disease, new research suggests. The drug, known as bardoxolone methyl, works in a new way, says researcher David Warnock, MD, the Hilda B. Anderson professor of medicine at the Unive

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  4. Very Low-Calorie Diet May Reverse Diabetes

    June 24, 2011 (San Diego) -- A very low-calorie diet of 600 calories a day may be able to reverse type 2 diabetes, preliminary research suggests. Eleven people who had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the past four years slashed their calories for eight weeks, sticking to a diet of liquid

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  5. High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk

    June 21, 2011 -- The strongest doses of cholesterol-lowering statin medications prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients with cardiovascular disease, but they may also modestly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. The study, a re-analysis of five clinical trials r

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  6. As Diabetes Increases, So Does Kidney Disease

    June 21, 2011 -- The number of Americans with diabetic kidney disease is rising, a new study shows. About 40% of people with diabetes will develop kidney disease, a serious and costly complication that greatly increases the risk of other health problems, including cardiovascular disease. Diabetic ki

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  7. Excess TV Time Linked to Early Death

    June 14, 2011 -- The average American spends about 5 hours a day watching TV, which is more time than is devoted to any other activity with the exception of sleeping and working. All that television has been linked to an increased risk for health problems associated with obesity and sedentary lifest

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  8. Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Victoza Helps Type 1, Too

    June 7, 2011 - People with well-controlled type 1 diabetes had even better sugar control, used less insulin, and lost an average of 10 pounds in six months when taking the type 2 diabetes drug Victoza in a small clinical study. Those who continued treatment for a full year continued these improvemen

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  9. Diabetes Patients May Have Higher Fracture Risk

    May 31, 2011 -- Older people with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk for fractures that those without diabetes, even though they tend to have less bone density loss as measured by bone mineral density testing. This paradox has left many questioning whether bone mineral density testing is of any

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  10. Type 2 Diabetes and Women

    For women, living with type 2 diabetes can be tough. Diabetes brings many other health risks that you need to know about.    For instance, women with type 2 diabetes are more likely than other women to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease. The good news: A healthy lifestyle a

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