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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

      Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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    8. Type 2 Diabetics Still Face Elevated Death Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has made tremendous progress in prolonging the lives of people with type 2 diabetes. But, the prognosis still remains poor for patients who don't keep their blood sugar levels under control, according

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    9. Top Strategies for Dieting With Diabetes

      A. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a big improvement in diabetes. Trimming just 5% to 10% of your body weight will help you feel better, gain more control over the condition, and reduce the amount of medicines you take. And if you can lose weight within 5 years of getting diagnosed, yo

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    10. Healthy Habits for Type 1 Diabetes

      Staying healthy with type 1 diabetes means sticking to a routine of smart habits, says Shannon Knapp, RN, CDE, manager of diabetes education at Cleveland Clinic. Knapp, who was diagnosed with the disease at age 13, offers these tips. Move more, but be patient. Physical activity can lower your blood

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