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  1. Type 1 Diabetes on the Rise in Children

    Dec. 17, 2014 -- More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, according to new research. A recent study by Jean Lawrence, ScD, MPH, found a large rise in the disease among non-Hispanic white children. From 2002 to 2009, the number of kids with type 1 diabetes rose from 24 per 100,000 to 27

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  2. Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?

    Dec. 5, 2014 -- Some intriguing new research shows that dairy foods, perhaps even high-fat ones, may play a role in type 2 diabetes prevention. Although experts say it’s too soon to draw clear conclusions, the findings seem to run counter to current advice to people with diabetes, who are generally

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  3. Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A midlife diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes may raise the risk of memory and thinking problems over the next 20 years, new research suggests. Having diabetes in midlife was linked with a 19 percent greater decline in m

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  4. Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a serving a day of yogurt may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. "The data we have gathered show that yogurt consumption can have significant benefit in reducing the risk of dia

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  5. Exercise May Not Help Type 2 Blood Sugar Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic pat

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  6. Nearly 3 in 10 With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows. That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, accord

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  7. Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease in Diabetics

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study. Screening for the sleep disorder, the researchers said, could help identify those

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  8. Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery significantly lowers an obese person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers report. This reduced risk was independent of other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol

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  9. Metformin Best for Type 2 Diabetes First Treatment

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests. The study found that, of those st

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  10. Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes for Type 1 Cure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they've developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Type 1 di

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