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  1. Diabetes Symptoms to Never Ignore

    One of the keys to leading a healthy life with diabetes is to keep your glucose levels, or blood sugar, in check. As your main source of energy, glucose plays a big role in keeping your body working like it should. If you have either type of diabetes, you need to be aware of symptoms that may mean y

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  2. Family History of Diabetes and Prediabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Before full-blown diabetes sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as "prediabetes." Now a new study shows that people who are not obese but who have a family history of diabetes are at higher risk of becoming predi

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  3. Women, Sex, and Diabetes

    When most people hear the words “diabetes and sexual dysfunction," they automatically think it's the man's problem. But women with diabetes can also have sexual problems related to their blood sugar levels. For diabetes educator Ann Albright, PhD, RD, that’s not only a medical fact; it’s a fact of l

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  4. Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean-style diet and low-carbohydrate diets may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Based on eating habits in Greece, southern Italy and Spain, a Mediterranean diet consists

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  5. High Blood Sugar Levels and Dementia Risk

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don't have diabetes, are associated with an increased risk for dementia, a new study shows. The effect was very subtle, however, suggesting that higher blood sugar levels may

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  6. Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- People who walk to work are 40 percent less likely to develop diabetes and 17 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who drive, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 20,000 U.K. resident

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  7. Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Eating foods that contain certain nutrients may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes continue producing some insulin for as long as two years, a new study finds. Although eating such foods doesn't alter the need to ta

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  8. Diabetes: Low Blood Sugar May Pose Heart Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes patients with dangerously low blood sugar levels may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Given their findings, "less stringent glycemic targets may be considered for type

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  9. Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain diabetes blood sugar testing strips are being recalled by their maker, Nova Diabetes Care, because they may give users false, abnormally high readings, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Twenty-one lots

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  10. Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds

    By Marijke Vroomen Durning HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer foot and leg amputations are being performed on people with diabetes, even as rates of the disease are rising in the United States, a new study finds. Drastic diabetes-related amputations were cut by nearly half

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