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  1. Building Muscle Mass May Lower Diabetes Risk

    July 28, 2011 -- Building muscle mass with resistance training exercise may play a role in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, a study shows. The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. "It's not just weight that matters, but what prop

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  2. Diabetes 9 to 5: Tips to Help You Manage Your Diabetes at Work

    When television's perennially popular Mary Richards walked into WJM's Minneapolis newsroom in 1970, she did more than show the world a single girl could "make it on her own." The award-winning actress who portrayed her -- Mary Tyler Moore -- also showed us diabetes and a career could coexist. Moore

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  3. Find the Right Shoes for Diabetes

    For most people, a bad shoe day means a blistered heel or painful arch that goes away quickly. But for people with diabetes, poor footwear can trigger serious problems, such as foot ulcers, infections, and even amputation. Foot problems aren't inevitable, though. Ralph Guanci learned the hard way to

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  4. FDA Panel Opposes New Type of Diabetes Drug

    Editor's note: On Jan. 19, 2012, the pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the FDA rejected their approval request for dapagliflozin, calling for more research data on the drug’s benefits and risks. Both companies say they remain committed to developing the dru

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  5. Nuts Good for Some With Diabetes

    July 8, 2011 -- Eating about 2 ounces of nuts daily in place of carbohydrates may be beneficial to people with type 2 diabetes by lowering bad cholesterol levels and improving blood sugar control, a new study shows. “There are two important factors in caring for diabetes: blood sugar control and hea

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  6. New Strides Toward Artificial Pancreas

    July 1, 2011 (San Diego) -- Spurred on by diabetes advocates and lawmakers, researchers report continued progress toward the development of an artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes. It's probably not the first time you've heard that. For more than three decades, researchers have been t

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  7. Drinking Water May Cut Risk of High Blood Sugar

    June 30, 2011 (San Diego) -- Drinking about four or more 8-ounce glasses of water a day may protect against the development of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), French researchers report. In a study of 3,615 men and women with normal blood sugar levels at the start of the study, those who reported t

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  8. Diet, Metformin Cut Medical Cost for Prediabetes Patients

    June 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- People with prediabetes can save thousands of dollars in medical costs by taking the diabetes drug metformin or making lifestyle changes, a new study shows. Treatment with the inexpensive drug metformin, which lowers blood sugar levels, reduced costs by $1,700 over a dec

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  9. Lucentis May Treat Diabetes-Related Vision Loss

    June 29, 2011 (San Diego) -- Lucentis, a drug used to treat people with vision problems from age-related macular degeneration, may help to restore vision among people with eye complications caused by diabetes, two studies suggest. The studies involved 759 patients with diabetic macular edema, a swel

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  10. Survey: Diabetes Patients Don't Change Lifestyle

    June 29, 2011 (San Diego) -- Most people with diabetes know the lifestyle changes they need to make to help control their condition but fail to follow through, according to findings of the largest nongovernmental study of its kind. Nearly nine out of 10 (87%) of 3,867 people with type 2 diabetes sur

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