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  1. Nearly 10% of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and u

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  2. Exercise, Diet Help People With High Blood Sugar

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests. People enrolled in the

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  3. Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Panel

    April 2, 2014 -- An inhaled insulin product to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes should be approved for sale in the United States, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee said Tuesday. The panel of outside experts said that the product -- called Afrezza -- is not as effective as injected in

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  4. Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Against Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might do more than help people shed pounds. For some who have the surgery, it may also put type 2 diabetes into remission for several years, a new study suggests. The success rate in controlling diabet

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  5. Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a so-called Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, especially if you're at high risk for heart disease. That's the finding of researchers who reviewed 19 studies that included more than

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  6. Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, millions of people with diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2 -- rely on the results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their treatment decisions. But, what if those test results were wrong? Recent r

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  7. Rare Mutation Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes

    March 5, 2014 -- Scientitsts who identified a rare mutation that protects people from developing type 2 diabetes say the finding may lead to the development of new drugs that can prevent the disease. The mutation -- which shields even overweight people from diabetes -- was pinpointed by the research

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  8. Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's a common belief that a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes often follows a large weight gain, a new study challenges that notion. Researchers found that the majority of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes didn'

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  9. FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will investigate possible links between the diabetes drug saxagliptin and a heightened risk for heart failure among users. In a statement, the agency said tha

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  10. Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People looking to avoid type 2 diabetes might want to increase the amount of yogurt they eat, a new study by British researchers suggests. According to the results, eating yogurt could reduce the risk of developing dia

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