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  1. Joint Pain Warning With Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday. The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Ongly

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  2. Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to thei

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  3. Insulin Pumps Cut Risk of This in Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests. "As

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  4. Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Women's Language Problems

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests. The association was not seen in men, although the re

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  5. Skipping Breakfast Bad Idea for Type 2 Diabetics

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Running out the door without eating breakfast isn't a good idea for anyone, but new research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, skipping the morning meal may wreak havoc on blood sugar levels for the rest of the

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  6. 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has It Controlled

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-third of American seniors with diabetes have their disease under control, a new study finds. "This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means th

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  7. High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance -- higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede t

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  8. High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals. Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks

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  9. Drug May Help Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a

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  10. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes may face a greater risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research suggests. The study found that people with type 1 diabetes were 83

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