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    1. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk: Study

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have type 1 diabetes may be nearly three times more likely to develop the seizure disorder epilepsy than people without type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. The youngest people with type 1 diabetes -- und

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    2. Diabetes Meds Vary in Safety, Effectiveness: Study

      By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A study of nearly a half-million people with type 2 diabetes shows there are pros and cons to nearly every form of drug therapy for the disease. In the British study, researchers looked at patient outcomes from a large U.

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    3. Summer Travel Smarts for Diabetes

      Vacation should equal rest and relaxation -- or, if you prefer, sightseeing and adventure. Having diabetes means you'll need to take a few precautions, though. Step one: Talk to your doctor. "I like to speak to them about what they should pack, how to store their medications, and how to prepare for

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    4. Are You In Diabetes Denial?

      Some people respond to the news that they have type 2 diabetes by ignoring the diagnosis. It's a head-in-the-sand reaction that is risky but somewhat understandable, says Sherita Golden, MD, an endocrinologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "We often ask patients to alter their

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    5. Ask the Expert: Summer Heat and Diabetes Control

      Question: How can the summer heat affect diabetes control? Heat, especially extreme heat, is hard for anyone to tolerate. It’s especially hard on people with diabetes. When your body is exposed to heat, you lose more water through sweat, which can dehydrate you. Dehydration increases blood sugar lev

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    6. Diabetes Complications: Know the Symptoms

      As careful as you may be to keep your blood sugar under control, related health problems called complications can happen. Don’t ignore these symptoms, says Sethu K. Reddy, MD, chief of the adult diabetes section at Joslin Diabetes Center. Sweating, nervousness, or lightheadedness: If you suddenly fe

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    7. Wearable Patch May Help Manage Diabetes Painlessly

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental device might one day literally take the pain out of managing diabetes, Korean researchers say. The new invention uses a patch to monitor blood sugar levels via sweat, and delivers the diabetes drug metform

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    8. Diabetes: How to Lower Your Risk of Complications

      A healthy lifestyle, along with insulin treatments, can lower your risk for things like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. To lower your risk, control your: Blood sugar Blood pressure Cholesterol Follow a simple daily care plan to help keep complications away. Sticking your finger each day ca

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    9. Handling Insulin While You Travel

      Travel can be stressful for anyone. If you’re taking insulin to control your diabetes, taking a trip has other challenges. Those roadblocks shouldn’t keep you from visiting relatives, seeing new places, or enjoying the journey. The poet Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “I travel not to go anywhere, but

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    10. Meal Planning When You Take Multiple Insulin Doses

      If you have diabetes and take insulin, you have a lot of plates to keep in the air. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It’s not, by any stretch, an impossible task. It’s doable, but it takes some, well, doing. “It’s like one giant puzzle, or one giant math problem. You have a lot of variables,” say

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