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  1. Exercise May Not Help Type 2 Blood Sugar Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic pat

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  2. Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report. The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabete

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  3. Nearly 3 in 10 With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows. That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, accord

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  4. Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease in Diabetics

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study. Screening for the sleep disorder, the researchers said, could help identify those

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  5. Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery significantly lowers an obese person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers report. This reduced risk was independent of other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol

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  6. Metformin Best for Type 2 Diabetes First Treatment

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests. The study found that, of those st

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  7. Impotence Drug Might Counter Type 2 Gene Mutation

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production. Among 50 men and women with

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  8. Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes for Type 1 Cure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they've developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Type 1 di

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  9. Egg-Rich Diet Not Harmful in Type 2 Diabetes

    Oct. 9, 2014 -- Eggs don't have a bad effect on cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers also found that eating an egg-rich diet for 3 months was linked to better appetite control, and may also provide a greater sense of feeling full. The findings suggest

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  10. Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended. "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier

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