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    1. Weight and Diabetes: Lose Pounds to Lower Your Risk

      If you’re overweight, you’ve probably thought about shedding some pounds. If you have diabetes or are at risk for getting it, you should stop thinking and start doing -- now. Why? Because excess weight puts a strain on your body in all sorts of ways. “If I suddenly take a bunch of gravel and throw i

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    2. U.S. Diabetes Cases Down; First Time in Decades

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that Americans may finally be turning the corner in the fight against diabetes -- and possibly obesity -- federal health statistics released Tuesday show that the number of new cases of diabetes has dropped for t

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    3. New Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Shows Early Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes that's based on the immune system appears safe for patients in an early trial. However, only a larger trial will show if the treatment -- which uses immune cells called regula

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    4. Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Help Chronic Depression

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people's depression. The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with

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    5. Could Viagra Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Some?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people already at risk for the illness, a small new trial suggests. The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, found that Viagra (sildenaf

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    6. Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injected drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) appears highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a common diabetes-related eye disease, new research shows. Investigators say the drug beat a standard treatm

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    7. Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite guidelines, diabetes screening rates are low among adults with severe mental illness who take antipsychotic medications, researchers find. In a new California study, fewer than one-third of mental health patient

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    8. Sleep Patterns May Affect a Woman's Diabetes Risk

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience a big increase in hours of sleep each night may face an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The study found that women who added more than two hours of shuteye a night showed a

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    9. Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating seniors with diabetes, new research suggests that doctors often don't cut back on medications, even when treatment goals are surpassed. The study found that when people had potentially dangerous

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    10. Researchers Identify 3 Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical data routinely gathered from millions of patients can be used to detect previously unseen patterns in chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. As a result, researchers say they've identif

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