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  1. 2 Factors Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Diabetes that develops

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  2. Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes are calling for more research into the safety and effectiveness of insulin pumps. The diabetes groups recommended "the adoption of

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  3. Doctors, CDC Launch New Diabetes Prevention Effort

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes is a new mission shared by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the leading U.S. health agency, officials said Thursday. "Our health care system cannot susta

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  4. Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests. Researchers found that statins were associated with an almost 50 percent h

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  5. Vitamin D Levels Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D levels

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  6. Advances in Diabetes Treatment

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

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  7. Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk. Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere

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  8. Drugs for Diabetes-Linked Eye Disease Compared

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes. Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out o

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  9. How to Count Carbs

    When you have diabetes, it’s important to balance your carbs with your medication. Have too many carbs and not enough medication and your blood sugar can soar. Too few carbs and too much medication and it can crash. Neither is good. Counting the carbs you eat at each meal or snack can help you balan

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  10. Diabetes and Your Brain

    Your brain is a finely tuned organ. But it’s sensitive to the amount of sugar, or glucose, it receives as fuel. Whether you have type 1 or type 2, both the high blood glucose of uncontrolled diabetes and the low blood glucose that sometimes comes with diabetes treatment can affect your brain. Some o

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