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  1. Diabetes Remission After Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A simple scoring system can predict whether an obese patient might achieve diabetes remission within five years after weight-loss surgery, according to researchers. The scoring system -- called DiaRem -- is based on four readil

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  2. Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes in itself -- regardless of other risk factors -- increases the risk of heart disease in women, a new study finds. The study included nearly 1,300 Argentine women, aged 19 to 84, with and without type 2 diabete

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  3. New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart: Study

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizatio

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  4. Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that fruit is good for you. But what kind? A new study links whole fruits -- especially blueberries, grapes and apples -- to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but suggests that fruit juices may actually raise the r

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  5. Diabetes Symptoms to Never Ignore

    One of the keys to leading a healthy life with diabetes is to keep your glucose levels, or blood sugar, in check. As your main source of energy, glucose plays a big role in keeping your body working like it should. If you have either type of diabetes, you need to be aware of symptoms that may mean y

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  6. Family History of Diabetes and Prediabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Before full-blown diabetes sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as "prediabetes." Now a new study shows that people who are not obese but who have a family history of diabetes are at higher risk of becoming predi

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  7. Women, Sex, and Diabetes

    When most people hear the words “diabetes and sexual dysfunction," they automatically think it's the man's problem. But women with diabetes can also have sexual problems related to their blood sugar levels. For diabetes educator Ann Albright, PhD, RD, that’s not only a medical fact; it’s a fact of l

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  8. Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean-style diet and low-carbohydrate diets may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Based on eating habits in Greece, southern Italy and Spain, a Mediterranean diet consists

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  9. 6 Diabetes Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

    Managing type 2 diabetes requires constant vigilance to keep your blood sugar level under control. Staying healthy also means steering clear of some common pitfalls, many of which are the product of long-held bad habits. Here are six mistakes that you can learn to avoid. “You are your own doctor 99.

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  10. High Blood Sugar Levels and Dementia Risk

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don't have diabetes, are associated with an increased risk for dementia, a new study shows. The effect was very subtle, however, suggesting that higher blood sugar levels may

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