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  1. Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing salt consumption improves the heart and kidney health of people with chronic kidney disease, according to a small new study. The findings suggest that restricting salt intake may help prolong kidney disease patients' l

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  2. New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new diabetes drug may one day perform double duty for patients, controlling both their blood sugar levels and helping them lose weight, researchers report. In mouse trials, doctors found the drug prompted weight loss, in

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  3. Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes: Report

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Using a specially designed chamber, an international research team has transplanted islet cells into a patient with type 1 diabetes. The new technique avoided having to use immune-suppressing medications, while still allowing th

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  4. Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Higher blood sugar levels may increase the risk of memory problems, even in people who have blood sugar (glucose) levels within the normal range, a new study suggests. The study included 141 people, average age 63, who did no

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  5. Diabetes With Heart Disease: Bypass vs. Angioplasty

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Generally, the less invasive a surgical procedure is, the better. But, that's not necessarily true for people with diabetes. Recent research has found lower death rates and fewer heart attacks in people with diabetes who've und

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  6. Type 1 Diabetes and Insulin-Producing Cells

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Most people with type 1 diabetes still have active insulin-producing cells in their pancreas, a new study shows. The finding suggests it may be possible one day to preserve or replenish these cells. Type 1 diabetes occurs when

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  7. Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes

    By Margaret Farley Steele and Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Tom Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor, revealed Monday night that he has joined millions of Americans in a new role -- that of type 2 diabetic. Hanks, 57, was discussing his latest film on CBS'

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  8. Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A hearty breakfast that includes protein and fat may actually help people with type 2 diabetes better control both their hunger and their blood sugar levels. Patients who ate a big breakfast for three months experienced low

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  9. Common Diabetes Drugs May Carry Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes patients who take drugs called sulfonylureas as an initial therapy have a higher risk of death than those who take the diabetes drug metformin, a new study says. The British researchers said the findings suggest that

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  10. Insulin Pump Feature May Prevent Low Blood Sugar

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of insulin pump reduced the number of moderate to severe low-blood-sugar episodes experienced by people with type 1 diabetes. The pump has a special sensor that can detect dropping blood-sugar levels and then suspen

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