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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. The Best Delivery Systems for Insulin Treatments

      Diabetes keeps your body from using insulin correctly -- or in the case of type 1 diabetes, making insulin. Insulin treatments can control your diabetes safely and easily. They can also give your body the blood sugar levels you need to stay healthy. You can’t take insulin as a pill. If you did, your

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    4. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

      If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may worry about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are things that can help it go smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you need to know about the different types of

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    5. Treating Diabetes With Insulin

      When you start taking insulin, you may be concerned about its impact on your daily life. But insulin treatment is easier to manage if you keep some simple thoughts in mind. Nora Saul, RD, a nutrition manager with the Joslin Diabetes Centers in Boston, says she often hears patients say, "I'm eating b

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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