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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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 o

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  8. Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insu

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  9. Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests. Also at special risk are shift workers who don't work on a set schedule, wi

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  10. Diabetes: This May Someday Replace Needle Prick

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report. Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor

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