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  1. Diabetes: Tips for Daily Foot Care

    If you have diabetes, it's essential to make foot care part of your daily self-care routine. That's because "people can develop complications before they realize they even have a problem," says Bresta Miranda-Palma, MD, a professor with the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Medi

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  2. Diabetes and Weight Loss: Finding the Right Path

    There's no question about it: If you're overweight and have type 2 diabetes, dropping pounds lowers your blood sugar, improves your health, and helps you feel better But before you start a diabetes weight loss plan, it's important to work closely with your doctor or diabetes educator - because while

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  3. Panel Recommends Hepatitis B Vaccine for Diabetes Patients

    Oct. 25, 2011 -- Do you have diabetes? Get the hepatitis B vaccine, says the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). By a 12-2 vote, the ACIP strongly recommended the hepatitis B vaccine for diabetes patients under age 60 who have not been fully vaccinated. It also urged hepatitis vacci

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  4. Raising 'Good' Cholesterol May Cut Heart Risk in Diabetes Patients

    Oct. 7, 2011 -- Raising levels of HDL "good" cholesterol might play an important role in reducing heart disease and stroke risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. Kaiser Permanente researchers reviewed the medical records of 30,067 type 2 diabetes patients who had their HDL measure

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  5. FDA OKs Pill for Diabetes and High Cholesterol

    Oct. 7, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the first combination pill for treating both type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Juvisync, made by Merck, combines the drugmaker's diabetes pill Januvia (sitagliptin) with its popular cholesterol drug Zocor (simvastatin). About 20 million people in the U.S. hav

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  6. Does Prediabetes Lead to Diabetes?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our January-February 2011 issue, we asked WebMD's diabetes expert, Michael Dansinger, MD, to answer a question about the link between prediabetes and diabetes. Q: At my last checkup

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  7. New Type 1 Diabetes Genes Found

    Sept. 29, 2011 -- Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may increase risk for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is the form of the disease that occurs when the body produces little to no insulin, which is the hormone that helps the body keep blood sugar (glucose) levels in check. As a r

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  8. Type 1 in a Type 2 World

    Andrea Kolligian has learned that she's likely to get well-meaning comments if she eats a donut. "Can you eat that? Are you sure you can eat that?" a friend or coworker will ask. Kolligian, an administrative assistant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

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  9. Diabetes May Be Linked to Risk of Alzheimer's

    Sept. 19, 2011 -- People with diabetes may be twice as likely to develop memory problems and dementia as they age, including Alzheimer's disease, a study shows. This risk also appears to be heightened among people with prediabetes -- people who are on the verge of developing diabetes. Exactly how di

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  10. World Diabetes: 366 Million Cases and Counting

    Sept. 14, 2011 -- Worldwide, 366 million people have diabetes, the International Diabetes Federation says. That's 54 million more people than the entire population of the United States. This year, an estimated 4.6 million people will die of diabetes -- far more people than the 3.8 million people liv

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