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    1. Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they're also at higher risk of being hospitalized for flu. The study, which focused on people aged 18 to 64, prov

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    2. Chocolate, Tea, Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet that includes substances found in chocolate, tea and berries could help protect people against diabetes and other diseases, new research shows. The study included nearly 2,000 healthy women in the United Kingdom wh

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    3. Google Crafting Contact Lenses for Diabetes

      Jan. 17, 2014 -- Google is working on contact lenses with special sensors to monitor diabetes blood sugar levels. The lens measures blood sugar levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniature blood-sugar sensor embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. “Uncontrolled blood s

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    4. New Diabetes Drug Approved by FDA

      Jan. 9, 2014 -- A new pill to treat adults with type 2 diabetes has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Farxiga (dapaglifozin) tablets were approved to improve patients' blood sugar control, in combination with diet and exercise. The approval is based on findings from 16 clinical

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    5. Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can lower their chances of developing diabetes, even without restricting calories or boosting exercise, new research suggests. In the study, Spanis

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    6. Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of adults who are losing their vision to diabetes have been told by a doctor that diabetes could damage their eyesight, a new study found. Vision loss is a common complication of diabetes, and is caused

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    7. Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Typical, nonsurgical treatment of gum disease in people with type 2 diabetes will not improve their blood-sugar control, a new study suggests. There's long been a connection between gum disease and wider health issues, an

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    8. Diabetes Drug Tied to Weight Loss in Obese Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children who don't have type 2 diabetes but take the diabetes drug metformin while improving their diet and exercise habits seem to lose a bit of weight. But it isn't much more weight than kids who only make the lifestyl

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    9. Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study. The research suggests that those with type 2 diabetes have about two to three times grea

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    10. Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of diabetes drug may lower cancer risk in women with type 2 diabetes by up to one-third, while another type may increase the risk, according to a new study. Cleveland Clinic researchers analyzed data from mor

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