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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. U.S. Diabetes Cases Down; First Time in Decades

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that Americans may finally be turning the corner in the fight against diabetes -- and possibly obesity -- federal health statistics released Tuesday show that the number of new cases of diabetes has dropped for t

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    8. New Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Shows Early Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes that's based on the immune system appears safe for patients in an early trial. However, only a larger trial will show if the treatment -- which uses immune cells called regula

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    9. Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Help Chronic Depression

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people's depression. The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with

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    10. Could Viagra Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Some?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people already at risk for the illness, a small new trial suggests. The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, found that Viagra (sildenaf

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