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  1. Gastric Bypass May Improve Diabetes Quickly

    April 27, 2011 -- Gastric bypass weight loss surgery often improves type 2 diabetes long before patients lose much weight. Now a new study from Duke University Medical Center and Columbia University may help explain why. When researchers compared patients who had gastric bypass surgery to those who

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  2. Many Diabetes Patients Wear the Wrong Shoes

    April 22, 2011 -- Many patients with diabetes fall short on foot care and footwear, according to a new study. Failure to perform recommended foot care and wearing inappropriate footwear can set diabetes patients up for foot ulcers. Ulcers are painful and potentially serious. They can sometimes lead

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  3. ‘Artificial Pancreas’ May Treat Type 1 Diabetes

    April 14, 2011 -- New research raises hopes that a so-called “artificial pancreas” can help patients with type 1 diabetes better control their disease. Adults with type 1 diabetes in a newly published study showed improvements in overnight blood sugar control when an experimental computer-assisted d

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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