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    1. Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC Urges

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No one is excused from diabetes. That's the message behind a new public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what's known as prediabetes. More than one in three adults in the United States has

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    2. Catch-Up Sleep May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though prior research warns that sleep deprivation may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that "catch-up" sleep might reverse that risk -- at least in the short-term. Short-changing sleep during the we

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    3. Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

      It sounds too good to be true: reversing type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy eating. While certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the

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    4. Prediabetes: 7 Steps to Take Now

      Getting diagnosed with prediabetes is a serious wake-up call, but it doesn't have to mean you will definitely get diabetes. There is still time to turn things around. “It’s an opportunity to initiate lifestyle changes or treatments, and potentially retard progression to diabetes or even prevent diab

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    5. High Blood Sugar May Up Heart Attack Complications

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of complications in heart attack patients, a new study suggests. Researchers found that high blood sugar (glucose) causes stronger contraction of blood vessels and also identifi

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    6. Artificial Pancreas Gets Long-Term Real Trial

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term clinical trial of an artificial pancreas designed to control blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will begin early this year. The artificial pancreas will be tested for six months in 240 people wit

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    7. Diabetic Kidney Damage: Earlier Than Thought?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney damage from diabetes may begin much sooner than previously thought, according to a new study. Researchers found that higher-than-normal blood sugar levels associated with prediabetes increase the risk of ki

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    8. Healthy Desserts for Your Diabetes Diet

      You might think a diabetes diagnosis means you’ll have to skip dessert forever. “Not so,” says Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, a certified diabetes educator at DuPage Medical Center in Chicago. “With a little planning, you can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your blood sugar under control.” But jus

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    9. How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

      Want to get an extra boost from your meds? Make some healthy changes in your life, and the drugs you take will do a better job of bringing your type 2 diabetes under control. You might even be able to cut back on how much medicine you take -- or stop it altogether. Many people might be able to contr

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    10. How to Start (or Restart) an Exercise Program

      Just because exercise is a key way to manage your type 2 diabetes, it doesn't mean you have to get up at 5 a.m. and jog around your neighborhood. Start small and pick something you enjoy, like dancing, gardening, or even walking your dog. Then celebrate your successes. It's OK if you're starting bac

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