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  1. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

    Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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  2. Study Tests Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes

    April 21, 2015 -- Swallowing a daily dose of insulin is safe, and it may act like a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a small new study shows. If the results can be repeated in larger and longer trials, the approach may one day be used to help young children at high risk of the disease avoid getti

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  3. Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and Serious Complication

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds. Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some c

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  4. 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can

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  5. Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both ide

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  6. Diabetes Drug Onglyza Increases Risk of Death: FDA

    April 10, 2015 -- The diabetes drug Onglyza increases the risk of death from all causes, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released Friday. FDA staff analyzed the findings of a clinical trial on the heart effects of AstraZeneca's drug for type 2 diabetes and found that it was a

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  7. Time for a Pantry Makeover?

    When was the last time you really took stock of your pantry? Harness the momentum of spring cleaning: Fling open your kitchen cupboards and freezer, and take a good look at the contents. A "clean" pantry isn't just tidy -- it's stocked with whole foods you can turn into healthy meals. These tips can

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  8. How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

    Sloane Burwell, a WebMD.com community member, shares her story. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the day before Thanksgiving 5 years ago. I was 40 years old and making a career transition, from technology to food writing. Not only was the timing terrible, I felt like diabetes was going to destro

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  9. Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes, Now What?

    If your child has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. You've just entered this new world of blood sugar checks, hemoglobin A1c levels, insulin shots, and finger pokes. "It will take a lot of education to learn how to manage the disease, bu

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  10. A Going-Out Guide for People With Type 2 Diabetes

    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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