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  1. How a 'Diabetes Diet' Protects Your Health

    If you have diabetes, a healthy diet does more than keep your blood sugar under better control. A good diabetes diet can also help prevent or delay the onset of complications such as nerve pain or heart disease. Although some people talk about a "diabetes diet," there's really no such thing, experts

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  2. Combination Therapy for Diabetes

    Many people with type 2 diabetes can manage blood sugar levels effectively on oral diabetes medications and lifestyle changes alone. Others will need to combine oral diabetes medications with injectable diabetes drugs in order to bring their blood glucose levels into a healthy range. Finding the rig

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  3. Why Some May Avoid Type 1 Diabetes Complications

    March 29, 2011 -- After years of living with diabetes, complications can occur, including problems affecting the eyes, heart, kidneys, and nerves. However, some type 1 diabetes ''veterans'' seem to escape many or most of these diabetes complications, according to a new study. ''This study clearly de

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  4. Nicotine and Blood Sugar a Dangerous Combo

    March 28, 2011 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Nicotine appears to be the main culprit responsible for high blood sugar levels in smokers with diabetes, according to new research presented here at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society. Those constantly high blood sugar levels, in turn, increase t

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  5. Overcoming Objections to Injections

    There was a time when doctors couldn't get anywhere near Sherri Buffington with a needle. "I was deathly afraid of needles," recalls the 44-year-old senior legal secretary from Sicklerville, N.J. "I've been petrified of needles since I was a little kid." Then in 2004, Buffington was diagnosed with d

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  6. Diabetes Drug Actos May Also Help Prediabetes

    March 23, 2011 -- The diabetes drug Actos, which increases insulin sensitivity, appears to dramatically lower diabetes risk in people with prediabetes, according to a new study. People with prediabetes who took the drug had a 72% reduction in diabetes risk, compared to patients who did not take it,

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  7. Cocoa Rich in Health Benefits

    March 23, 2011 -- Cocoa, used throughout history as a folk medicine, may actually have significant health benefits, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. Their analysis of 21 studies with 2,575 participants shows that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved

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  8. Blood Test May Predict Risk of Diabetes

    March 20, 2011 -- Elevated levels of a group of five amino acids may predict the development of diabetes years before any noticeable symptoms occur, according to a new study. Researchers found that blood tests that screened for these amino acids accurately predicted risk of type 2 diabetes in otherw

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  9. Depression Risk Factors for People With Diabetes

    March 14, 2011 -- Experiencing negative life events and being overweight may raise the risk of depression in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. People with type 2 diabetes are 52% more likely to become depressed than people without the condition, according to background informat

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  10. Metformin Gets Highest Marks in Diabetes Study

    March 14, 2011 -- The drug metformin should be considered as a first choice for blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. In type 2 diabetes, the body cannot use its own insulin effectively to maintain blood sugar within normal levels. Medication is usually needed

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