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  1. Statins Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may also help prevent common and serious diabetes complications, a new study indicates. Although the drugs are known to lower the risk for heart attack and stroke among those with type

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  2. Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having prediabetes may increase a person's risk for cancer, researchers report. The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from around the world and found that people with prediabetes had a 15

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery: Diabetes Cure?

    Sept. 8, 2014 -- Weight loss surgery is an expensive and potentially risky way to treat type 2 diabetes. Yet more studies are showing it can also be very successful -- in some cases, more so than drugs and lifestyle changes. Despite what experts are calling “remarkable” results, though, they’re not

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  4. New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes, the most common form diagnosed in children and adolescents. The Kronus ZnT8Ab Elisa Assay may help some people

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  5. 40% of Americans Will Develop Diabetes: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Approximately two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their adult lives, according to new U.S. government estimates. The ongoing diabetes and obesity epidemics have combined wit

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  6. Fast-Slow Walking May Be Better for Diabetes

    Aug. 5, 2014 -- Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study. Exercise helps people with type 2 diabetes control the

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  7. Poor People With Diabetes More Likely to Lose Limb

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a

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  8. FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it approved a new drug, Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes. Jardiance (empagliflozin) "can be used alone or added to existing treatment regimens to control b

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  9. Young Adults With Diabetes & Jump in Doctor Visits

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent

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  10. Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer

    July 29, 2014 -- The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study. That risk is greater for people 40 to 65 years old.  Kuo-Shu Tseng, PhD, from Tainan University of Technology in Taiwan, and colleagues compared the records

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