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    1. Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds. Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a

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    2. Spare the Meat, Skip the Type 2 Diabetes?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a mainly plant-based diet -- especially one with lots of healthy veggies, fruit and whole grains -- may significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. "This study highlights that even moder

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    3. Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The blood sugar-lowering drug Victoza (liraglutide) cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke in type 2 diabetes patients, a new study finds. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among people with type 2 diabetes, t

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    4. Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplant

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration on Monday announced wide-ranging public and private measures to speed the wait for lifesaving organ transplants in the United States. The goals include making it easier for Americans to be

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    5. This Helps Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive blood sugar control appears to reduce the risk of eye disease progression in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study says. People with type 2 diabetes are at risk for the eye disease called diabetic retinopath

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    6. Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prospects for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may be grimmer than previously believed, researchers report. "Type 2 diabetes accompanied by an acute coronary syndrome needs much more attention, especially in

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    7. High-Salt Diets May Up Kidney Patients' Heart Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake ma

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    8. Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes. That's the message of a joint statemen

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    9. Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease. The researchers reviewed prior studies examining the link between diabetes and

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    10. This Safer for Heart Than Other Diabetes Drugs

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests. Metformin reduced the risk of dying from heart attack and s

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