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Diabetes Health Center

News and Features Related to Diabetes

  1. Tips for Treating Diabetes With Insulin

    When you first start taking insulin, you may have some concerns about the impact on your daily life. But insulin treatment is easier to manage if you keep these simple guidelines in mind. Nora Saul, RD, a nutrition manager with the Joslin Diabetes Centers in Boston, says she often hears patients say

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  2. Diabetes: How to Lower Your Risk of Complications

    Having diabetes doesn't automatically put you on the road to complications like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure, says Robert E. Ratner, MD, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association. A healthy lifestyle, along with insulin treatments, can keep your risk low

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  3. GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips Recalled

    April 29, 2014 -- GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips are being recalled because they may report incorrect blood sugar levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The strips are made by Shasta Technologies LLC. During a recent inspection of the company, the FDA found numerous violatio

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  4. Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age, new research indicates. Surprisingly, this shrinkage doesn't appear to be linked to the damaging effect of diabetes on tiny blood ves

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  5. How to Manage Your Kid's Type 1 Diabetes

    If your child has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, your family will have a learning curve as you get the hang of proper care and a new routine. Your lives will change, but in time you'll get more comfortable with this "new normal." As you make adjustments, you can take comfort in knowin

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  6. Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking more coffee might lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new large U.S. study suggests. People who boosted their daily java intake by more than one cup over four years reduced their diabetes risk, while adult

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  7. Low Blood Sugar & Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar levels -- known as hypoglycemia -- in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study. This study's findings may help explain why a large-scale s

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  8. FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a

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  9. Nearly 10% of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and u

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  10. Exercise, Diet Help People With High Blood Sugar

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests. People enrolled in the

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