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Diabetes Health Center

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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

    Sept. 28, 2015 -- People who are trying to lose weight or manage diabetes should try to change their lifestyle not only to exercise or cut calories, but also to avoid chemicals that may be contributing to their condition, experts say. “You may have a healthy meal, but if it’s in a plastic container,

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  10. FDA Approves New Diabetes Treatment

    A new diabetes treatment was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. Sold under the brand name Tresiba, the drug is a long-acting insulin product, the agency said in a news release. It is injected once daily and helps control blood sugar levels in people with both type 1 and typ

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