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    1. Diabetes May Raise Dangerous Staph Infection Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes may be significantly more likely to develop potentially deadly "staph" blood infections than those without diabetes, a new study suggests. As the Danish researchers explained, Staphyloccus aureus bact

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    2. Doctors May Miss Chances to Treat Prediabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of Americans with prediabetes aren't being treated for the condition, which suggests that doctors are missing opportunities to prevent diabetes, researchers report. More than one-third of U.S. adults have

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    3. Type 1 Diabetes and Raised Risk of Certain Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having type 1 diabetes may raise the risk of some cancers, but lower the risk of others, a new study suggests. A higher risk was seen for cancers of the stomach, liver, pancreas, endometrium, ovary and kidneys. But a re

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    4. Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

      You've heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that's especially true when you have type 2 diabetes. A healthy breakfast can help you control your weight and keep your blood sugar stable, says Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, a Chicago-based certified diabetes educator. What should you pu

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    5. 9 Dos and Don'ts for Dieters

      Slimming down can help get your blood sugar levels back into the normal range. It might even cut down on or get rid of your need for medication. Easier said than done? Boost your odds of long-term success by following these expert tips. "Losing weight is more like a marathon than a sprint; you can't

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    6. What Dentists Know About Diabetes: Expert Q&A

      When you have diabetes, one of the best clues about your health stares you in the face when you look in the mirror every morning. The condition affects your teeth, gums, and general oral health in many ways. “If left untreated, diabetes can really take a toll on your mouth,” says Alice Boghosian, DD

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    7. High-Tech Tools to Help You Handle Diabetes

      Because of your diabetes, you'll want to know about tools that help you track what you eat, what your blood sugar levels are, how much you exercise, and how you feel each day. Some of these include: Smartphone, tablet, or computer apps to log your blood sugar or meals and snacks Devices that test yo

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    8. 9 Questions for People With Diabetes

      Recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? You know your medical team can help you stay healthy. But office visits can go by fast, and there may be several months between appointments. To make the most of face-to-face time with your doctor, you’ll want to be ready to answer her questions -- and g

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    9. How to Enjoy a Night on the Town

      Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest. You can eat, drink, and dance the night away, as long as you stay within healthy limits. "It's so important to enjoy life and not let diabetes drag you down," says Ja

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    10. New Therapy Might Cure Type 1 Diabetes

      Feb. 4, 2016 -- Patient testing has started on a stem cell treatment that could offer a cure for type 1 diabetes. If the first-of-a-kind treatment works as well in the patients as it has in animals, it would eliminate the need for regular insulin injections and blood sugar testing, according to the

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