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  1. For Diabetes: BP, Cholesterol Key v. Heart Disease

    Jan. 28, 2013 -- People with diabetes who want to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke should focus on controlling their blood pressure and ''bad'' cholesterol, according to a new study of more than 26,000 patients. Controlling both these risk factors, the researchers found, made patients les

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  2. First-Ever Guidelines for Children With Diabetes

    Jan. 29, 2013 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued the first-ever guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teens. Type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly among children and teens because of soaring obesity rates. It now accounts for up to 1 in 3 new cases of diabetes in

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  3. FDA Panel Backs New Type of Diabetes Drug

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- An FDA advisory panel has given its blessing to canagliflozin (Invokana) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The panel voted 10 to 5 in favor of the drug’s approval, but did express concern about heart and stroke risks. The FDA is not obligated to follow the advice of its panels,

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  4. High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes

    Nov. 27, 2012 -- Countries that mix high-fructose corn syrup into processed foods and soft drinks have higher rates of diabetes than countries that don’t use the sweetener, a new study shows. In a study published in the journal Global Health, researchers compared the average availability of high-fru

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  5. CDC Projects Huge Diabetes Jump in Kids, Teens

    Nov. 21, 2012 -- The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what one expert calls a potential catastrophe for the nation’s health care system. Rates of type 2 diabetes could increase four times over the next 40 ye

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  6. Nearly Every State Seeing Large Surge in Diabetes

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. jumped by 50% or more in 42 states and by more than 100% in 18 of those states in just under two decades, according to the latest snapshot from the CDC. The new data set looked at rates of diabetes in the U.S. from 1995 and 20

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  7. Black Tea Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

    Nov. 7, 2012 -- Drinking black tea may help protect against type 2 diabetes, but more study is needed to confirm an association. When researchers analyzed data from 50 countries, they found that the rate of diabetes was lowest in countries where people drank the most black tea. Type 2 diabetes rates

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  8. Bring on the Bean Diet for Health?

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- Adding beans and other legumes to the diet appears to help people with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar control and lower their risk of heart disease, according to new research. Two diets were tested in 121 men and women with type 2 diabetes. Both diets were healthy, but on

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  9. Sitting Too Much May Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- Your workout routine may not be enough to keep you healthy if you sit for many hours a day. A new analysis links prolonged sitting to greater odds of diabetes, heart disease, and death -- even in people who exercise regularly. “Many people think that if they work out every day that’

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  10. FDA OKs Generic Actos for Type 2 Diabetes

    Aug. 17, 2012 -- The FDA today approved the first generic version of Actos to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. The generic tablets use the same active ingredient as Actos, called pioglitazone, to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. "Generic versions of this widely used pr

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