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  1. Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. Although an initial trial of the vaccine wasn't able to free anyone from their daily insulin injections, it

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  2. Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet changes, a new study says. Dutch researchers conducted MRI exams of 12 patients with diabetes before and after they did six month

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  3. New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new sensor attached to an insulin pump helps prevent dangerously low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes while they sleep, a new study finds. The new pump automatically stops delivering insulin when the sen

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  4. Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk. Those are the findings of a large new study out of Singapore involving 149,000 U.S. men a

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  5. Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes, a small new study suggests. When women skipped the morning meal, they experienced insulin resistance, a condition in which a person requires m

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  6. Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows. Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one

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  7. Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar in older adults with type 2 diabetes may increase their risk of dementia, a new study suggests. While it's important for diabetics to control blood sugar levels, that control "shouldn't be so aggressive that yo

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  8. FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted narrowly Thursday to recommend changing tough safety restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia, which was all but banned nearly two years ago because of

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  9. Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice. "This is a whole new concept," said the study's senior author, Habib Zaghouani, a

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  10. Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- For the extremely obese, the benefits of weight-loss surgery generally outweigh the risks of the procedure. Now, new research suggests that the same might be true for less-obese people as well. For those who are mildly or modera

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