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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Diabetes Remission After Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A simple scoring system can predict whether an obese patient might achieve diabetes remission within five years after weight-loss surgery, according to researchers. The scoring system -- called DiaRem -- is based on four readil

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  4. Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes in itself -- regardless of other risk factors -- increases the risk of heart disease in women, a new study finds. The study included nearly 1,300 Argentine women, aged 19 to 84, with and without type 2 diabete

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  5. New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart: Study

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizatio

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  6. Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that fruit is good for you. But what kind? A new study links whole fruits -- especially blueberries, grapes and apples -- to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but suggests that fruit juices may actually raise the r

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  7. Family History of Diabetes and Prediabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Before full-blown diabetes sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as "prediabetes." Now a new study shows that people who are not obese but who have a family history of diabetes are at higher risk of becoming predi

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  8. Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean-style diet and low-carbohydrate diets may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Based on eating habits in Greece, southern Italy and Spain, a Mediterranean diet consists

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  9. High Blood Sugar Levels and Dementia Risk

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don't have diabetes, are associated with an increased risk for dementia, a new study shows. The effect was very subtle, however, suggesting that higher blood sugar levels may

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  10. Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- People who walk to work are 40 percent less likely to develop diabetes and 17 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who drive, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 20,000 U.K. resident

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