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  1. Drug May Ease Angina in Those With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Ranexa (ranolazine) may help reduce chest pain in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The drug is approved in the United States for treatment of chronic angina (chest pain), but this is the first study to e

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  2. Diabetes Cost the U.S. $245 Billion in 2012

    March 8, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Diabetes cost the United States an estimated $245 billion in 2012, according to a new analysis from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The report is an update to the ADA’s last cost report issued in 2007. It looks at the use of health resources and lost prod

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  3. Mini-Organ Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new bioengineered, miniature organ dubbed the BioHub might one day offer people with type 1 diabetes freedom from their disease. In its final stages, the BioHub would mimic a pancreas and act as a home for transplanted islet

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  4. Artificial Pancreas Beats Insulin Pump in Test

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The artificial pancreas -- a treatment that's been called the closest thing to a possible cure for type 1 diabetes -- may be another step closer to becoming a reality. Israeli researchers just released the findings from an ov

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  5. More Sugar in Food Supply = More Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common belief that type 2 diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar. While it's not nearly that simple, a new study bolsters the connection between the disorder and sugar consumption. The study found that even when r

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  6. 1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests. And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibli

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  7. Diabetes Control Improving, but Far From Ideal

    Feb. 19, 2013 -- People with diabetes are more often hitting recommended targets for blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, but fewer than 20% are meeting all three, according to new data from an ongoing national health survey. Doctors treating people with diabetes look at three different goa

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  8. More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of decades ago, only 2 percent of people with any type of diabetes met or exceeded the three measures of good diabetes management. By 2010, that number had risen to 19 percent, according to new government research. Thes

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  9. Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In news that might one day help humans who struggle with type 1 diabetes every day, Spanish researchers report that a single session of gene therapy injections cured five beagle puppies who had the blood sugar disease. Even fo

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  10. Type 1 Diabetes Up 70% in Kids, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia. Overall, the rate of type 1 diabetes in childre

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