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    1. 5 Tips to Get Your Diabetes Under Control

      Controlling your diabetes is a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly challenge, but the effort is worth it. Right away you'll feel better and have more energy.The payoff? You'll live better longer with less risk of problems from diabetes like heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, even blindness. The

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    2. Nasal Spray May Treat Diabetics' Low Blood Sugar

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests. The nasal spray contains powdered glucagon, a hormone that cau

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    3. Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Women's Dementia Risk

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 2 diabetes may be at risk of developing a type of dementia resulting from damaged or blocked blood vessels to the brain, a new research review suggests. Analyzing data from nearly 2.5 million participan

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    4. Smart Testing Can Help You Control Your Diabetes

      Testing your blood sugar is a basic part of life for most people with diabetes. The numbers tell you and your health care team if your condition is under control. Still, for such a simple concept, it raises many questions. How often should you test? What time of the day should you do it? You and you

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    5. People with Type 2 Diabetes May Be Overtested

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with type 2 diabetes may be getting unnecessary blood sugar tests -- and, in some cases, needless changes in medication, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in a large group of U.S. adults with well-co

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    6. Blood Thinner + Certain Diabetes Drugs = Bad Combo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the blood thinner warfarin at the same time as certain diabetes drugs increases the risk of hospitalization, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 466,000 Medicare patients. They found that those

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    7. Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

      Pain. Tingling. Numbness. If you have a type of nerve damage from diabetes called diabetic peripheral neuropathy, chances are you've experienced these symptoms, especially in your hands and feet. The discomfort can affect your mood, sleep, and overall quality of life. Prescription medications can he

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    8. Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin appears to trigger favorable changes in intestinal bacteria, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the intestinal bacteria populations in 784 people with and without type 2 diabetes who lived i

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    9. Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The physical toll associated with type 2 diabetes includes tooth loss, a new study finds. The risk of vision problems and amputations for people with diabetes is well-known. Now, research shows diabetics lose twice as m

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    10. Find the Right Shoes for Diabetes

      When he was diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 at age 23, Patrick Marshall was not all that surprised. His father had diabetes; so did his grandfather. He knew that exercise was key to keeping his blood glucose in check. So he started a walking routine that, along with a healthy diet, helped him to get

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