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    1. Catch-Up Sleep May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though prior research warns that sleep deprivation may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that "catch-up" sleep might reverse that risk -- at least in the short-term. Short-changing sleep during the we

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    2. High Blood Sugar May Up Heart Attack Complications

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of complications in heart attack patients, a new study suggests. Researchers found that high blood sugar (glucose) causes stronger contraction of blood vessels and also identifi

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    3. Artificial Pancreas Gets Long-Term Real Trial

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term clinical trial of an artificial pancreas designed to control blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will begin early this year. The artificial pancreas will be tested for six months in 240 people wit

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    4. Diabetic Kidney Damage: Earlier Than Thought?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney damage from diabetes may begin much sooner than previously thought, according to a new study. Researchers found that higher-than-normal blood sugar levels associated with prediabetes increase the risk of ki

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    5. Nasal Spray May Treat Diabetics' Low Blood Sugar

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests. The nasal spray contains powdered glucagon, a hormone that cau

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    6. Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Women's Dementia Risk

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 2 diabetes may be at risk of developing a type of dementia resulting from damaged or blocked blood vessels to the brain, a new research review suggests. Analyzing data from nearly 2.5 million participan

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    7. Blood Thinner + Certain Diabetes Drugs = Bad Combo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the blood thinner warfarin at the same time as certain diabetes drugs increases the risk of hospitalization, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 466,000 Medicare patients. They found that those

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    8. People with Type 2 Diabetes May Be Overtested

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with type 2 diabetes may be getting unnecessary blood sugar tests -- and, in some cases, needless changes in medication, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in a large group of U.S. adults with well-co

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    9. Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin appears to trigger favorable changes in intestinal bacteria, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the intestinal bacteria populations in 784 people with and without type 2 diabetes who lived i

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    10. Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The physical toll associated with type 2 diabetes includes tooth loss, a new study finds. The risk of vision problems and amputations for people with diabetes is well-known. Now, research shows diabetics lose twice as m

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