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  1. Diabetes Meds Face FDA Scrutiny for Pancreas Risks

    March 14, 2013 -- The FDA is looking into an increased risk of pancreatitis and precancerous changes to the pancreas from widely used drugs to treat type 2 diabetes. The medications are called incretin mimetics, which mimic a natural hormone in the body that tells the pancreas to release more insuli

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  2. Type 1 Diabetes Puts Strain on Marriage

    March 15, 2013 -- Fears about low blood sugar and future complications are major issues for married couples in which one partner has type 1 diabetes, a small study shows. The study, published in Diabetes Care, was done in four focus group sessions, two with 16 adults with type 1 diabetes and two wit

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  3. Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Heart Failure Risk

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- A newer class of diabetes drugs may offer an extra benefit: A new study suggests these medications lower the odds of suffering heart failure. Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found that patients taking so-calle

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  4. Drug May Ease Angina in Those With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Ranexa (ranolazine) may help reduce chest pain in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The drug is approved in the United States for treatment of chronic angina (chest pain), but this is the first study to e

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  5. Diabetes Cost the U.S. $245 Billion in 2012

    March 8, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Diabetes cost the United States an estimated $245 billion in 2012, according to a new analysis from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The report is an update to the ADA’s last cost report issued in 2007. It looks at the use of health resources and lost prod

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  6. Mini-Organ Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new bioengineered, miniature organ dubbed the BioHub might one day offer people with type 1 diabetes freedom from their disease. In its final stages, the BioHub would mimic a pancreas and act as a home for transplanted islet

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  7. Artificial Pancreas Beats Insulin Pump in Test

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The artificial pancreas -- a treatment that's been called the closest thing to a possible cure for type 1 diabetes -- may be another step closer to becoming a reality. Israeli researchers just released the findings from an ov

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  8. More Sugar in Food Supply = More Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common belief that type 2 diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar. While it's not nearly that simple, a new study bolsters the connection between the disorder and sugar consumption. The study found that even when r

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  9. 1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests. And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibli

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  10. Diabetes Control Improving, but Far From Ideal

    Feb. 19, 2013 -- People with diabetes are more often hitting recommended targets for blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, but fewer than 20% are meeting all three, according to new data from an ongoing national health survey. Doctors treating people with diabetes look at three different goa

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