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    1. New Therapy Might Cure Type 1 Diabetes

      Feb. 4, 2016 -- Patient testing has started on a stem cell treatment that could offer a cure for type 1 diabetes. If the first-of-a-kind treatment works as well in the patients as it has in animals, it would eliminate the need for regular insulin injections and blood sugar testing, according to the

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    2. Sitting for Hours May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report. Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner -- se

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    3. Advances in Diabetes Treatment

      Diabetes treatment gets better every day. Scientists may be just a few years away from making an artificial pancreas that can detect and adjust your blood sugar (glucose) levels. In the meantime, new medications and insulin devices can make it easier and safer to live with diabetes. "We're getting m

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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